This is one danger that most people do not consider when they think about . When you are working with many dogs a day, you are inhaling all of their pet dander. Especially noticeable during hydraulic drying, pet dander can be a major health risk to dog groomers. Also, when you are cutting the hair, you are inhaling tiny, sharp pieces into your lungs. All of this can add up to major respiratory damage for those who have been grooming dogs for many years. Many establishments are now requiring that their groomers where protective masks that prevent the dander and hair from being inhaled. (I am going to be honest, I never wore masks, but now years later, I wish that I had)
do you wear a grooming mask? - Message Board
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