All Petz Grooming allegedly abused a cat and has poor reviews

All Petz Grooming allegedly abused a cat and has poor reviews. Pet grooming businesses do not have to be regulated normally. Therefore it pays to do some research before using them. A good way to research the professionalism of a pet grooming business is to go online and search for Google, Yelp and Facebook reviews. There will be others. Some of the reviews may simply be untrue and nasty just for the sake of it. However, a lot of them, particularly the ones providing details, will be truthful and you’ll get a really good idea as to standard of service at the businesses.

All Petz Grooming allegedly abused a cat and has poor reviews
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The great problem with pet groomers is that you are handing over your cat or dog to somebody you don’t know if you have not used them before (and even if you have used them before because personnel change).

You are putting your cat into a commercial environment where there are other animals and strangers who will never be as concerned as you are about the health and welfare of your companion animal. This demands great caution and at the very least you should check the reviews.

Reviews

Nowadays a lot of people like to spend a few moments to share their experiences online and if the experiences are poor they want to protect the welfare of future animals.

All Petz Grooming has a bad reputation online. The reviews achieve about 2.5 out of 5. That’s extremely poor. You can expect a decent business to achieve 4.5 out of 5. This should be the minimum.

There are some really detailed and meaty stories on both Google and Yelp reviews concerning this groomer. Of course there some good reviews but there are disturbingly far too many poor ones and they appear to be genuine to me.

Roxy’s Injury

In support of these poor reviews there is story online today from ABC 7 WXYZ Detroit about this pet groomer. Lincoln Park Police are investigating an allegation by the owner, Cassandra Johnson, of a cat who said that her cat, Roxy, was returned to her with three pelvic fractures as confirmed by her veterinarian. She could barely move.

When she picked up her cat she had a limp and the condition deteriorated overnight. She confronted All Petz Grooming about it. The man whose name is John (he wouldn’t disclose his surname) said that he knew nothing about it. John claims that his customers love him and he denies harming Roxy.

He defended himself by saying that ‘some people like to make themselves look ugly by telling lies and trying to beat down the underdog’. I don’t want to prejudge this person but his attitude appears to be poor which is supportive of the poor reviews.

All Petz Grooming allegedly abused a cat and has poor reviews. It is located at Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA. You can look it up on the Internet and Google maps provides their location.

8 thoughts on “All Petz Grooming allegedly abused a cat and has poor reviews”

  1. I want to cry when I see this poor cat. I hope a vet can help this poor cat, the cat has to be in constant, bad pain. Dr. Oz did a segment on groomers to make every one aware that the grooming industry in the US is completely unregulated and any one can call themselves a groomer. No training or apprenticeship or certification is required by any state either. He featured a lady whose dog died either during or right after a grooming session at Petsmart. Petsmart called the owner AFTER they just dropped the dog off at the vet AND LEFT. How do these cold as stone, disgusting people end up working with pets? So there is no Board to report these people to so they lose a license and have to stop grooming. You cannot sue them for malpractice. You would have to prove animal cruelty if you wanted to bring the groomer up on charges. I bet there would not even be an arrest but I would tell them I am consulting my lawyer about it if it was my pet just to let them know I know what they did. Exposing them on social media is better but it will not get your pet back. The woman on Dr. Oz that lost her pet says she cries every day and has to take medication because she blames herself. No one ever called her and said they were sorry her pet died, they actually refused to talk to her about what happened and would not release records.

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    • You mention a big problem with groomers (other than the fact that they can harm your pet) which is that the owner voluntarily decides to use one. There is no absolute need to use a groomer as what they do can be done by the owner (more or less). If it goes wrong there is massive anguish and guilt. Thanks Michele.

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  2. Never understood the need for cats to be groomed if they are healthy. Cats spend 30% of their time grooming. Also no cat in recorded history is going to like it, and then bad groomers will try to force them to “behave”. I am not blaming the victim for this horrible outcome but this should be a warning to all cat owners, just do not do it.

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    • I am a former vet tech and a former pet groomer and I have groomed cats who had high end owners (wealthy) and their cats were long haired and I’m sorry but I disagree Michael and Mechele because there are certain breed of cats that need help to be groomed especially long haired cats,the busy owners prefer to cuddle with their cats after they get home so they leave the grooming to us so with that said this groomer ‘John’ or one of his staff abused that cat,never in the 5 yrs I groomed no cat was ever harmed,3 pelvic fractures tells me this cat was slammed hard or stomped on and this enrages me so bad,I hope ‘Roxy’ will be able to walk again and I hope the owner sues that groomer.

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      • You are right Irish. I was imprecise. In general cats don’t need grooming but Persians and other long hairs do. However, the owner should take charge. This would avoid commercial groomers. I am sure you are a very careful and skilled groomer Irish 😉

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    • I sense that they have a case. I really do. Most people don’t pursue these things though. I have used a pet groomer once. Actually it was a vet’s clinic and my cat came back somewhat traumatized. Never did it again.

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