Friday, April 6, 2012

Furminator users: Beware!

Hi Everyone! Arlo here with a public safety announcement.

 I know that furminators seem like the perfect solution for a dog that is awesome in every way, but sheds like a snowstorm. They can be, but I'm here to warn you they can be dangerous!
Last Sunday, my mom had decided that she had had enough of the springtime shed so she decided to bust out the furminator.  She was brushing, and the hair was coming out, so she kept on brushing and brushing and it was working fine until she noticed that my neck was really red.  She gasped in horror, immediately scooped me up and gave me a cool bath.  When I was dry she put some cornstarch on me and the next morning everything looked ok. Little did she know.  She noticed that I've been a little itchy this week, thinking since it's springtime and the grasses are flying, she gave me another bath and found the real reason I've been itchy.  The stupid furminator gave me a hot spot!  

She feels horrible! (Which means I get extra guilt cookies and loving.)  I told her it was ok, I still love her.  She promised me that she would never let it happen again, but we don't want the same thing to happen to other puggies.  Be careful with your furminators! Love, Arlo.


dw said...

Hot spots are supposed to be for the interweb thingie...not puggie necks! I know your mama didn't mean to hurt you, Arlo. She was just trying to get all that loose hair off you. It's a good thing you're passing along the PSA here!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Thank you to you Arlo, and your momma for letting us know!
All the extra cookies and kisses from your momma will make you all better so soon.

Wilma said...

Oh boy Arlo, thanks so much for the heads up. Glad you are not being too hard on your Mom, I'm sure she feels super bad about what happened. Hope your skin feels better pronto!

Sequoia & Petunia & Emma said...

Ouch! We hope you heel up soon.

Mary Ann said...

I hope you get better soon, and I'm glad I found your blog! Thanks for the warning!

Faith Shen said...

sorry to hear it arlo, I'm glad that you feel better now :)

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