For those who don't know english bulldogs where bred and used for bull baiting. Because of this aggression and an unbelievable high pain tolerance where considered desirable traits. In recent times all the aggression has been bred out of them, but the still retain that high pain tolerance.
I brought my english bulldog into PetCo to get her nails trimmed professionally. Simple enough, When they were done i payed my money and left, giving it no more thought. The next day i wake up and walk into my living room and see a large amount of blood on the floor and on my couch. After investigating i find my dog asleep in her bed with a long scratch next to her eye, and wound on her shoulder, and a gaping hole in her neck. I immediately scoop her up and take her to the vet. ( Keep in mind this whole time she in wanting to play and lick my face, That's the high pain tolerance part, she didn't even realize she was hurt)
My vet takes one look at her and immediately asks my if i had trimmed her nails yesterday. I said i had them done at PetCo. Upon closer inspection i discover that the Groomers had only bothered to do half the job. They had cut her nails but not filed them and by the looks of them they had cut her nails with a pair of bolt cutters. They were as jagged as saw blades and sharper than a cats claw.
In the middle of the night through routine itching and scratching for a dog my baby had managed to shred her skin in several places costing my hundreds of dollars in vet bills to get cleaned and stitched. ( And for the record no my dog doesn't have a skin condition or fleas which would make her itch uncotrollably, I have owned 9 bulldogs in my life and i know how to care for them)
After contacting PetCo and getting the run around for a week i finally had to take the to small claims court to get reimbursed for all the bills i incurred due to their negligence, but no amount of money will clean up my poor baby's face.
Thanks PetCo i always wanted an English Bulldog with more scars than one of Micheal Vicks's dogs.
Product or Service Mentioned: Petco Grooming Service.