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Dogs are dying after groomings at PetSmart and families are left wondering why

September 20, 2018

Dogs are dying after groomings at PetSmart and families are left wondering why

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION:‘GROOMED, THEN GONE’

A nationwide investigation by NJ.com documented 47 cases across 14 states since 2008 in which families claim they took their dog to PetSmart, the nation’s leading pet retailer, for a grooming only to have it die during or shortly after the visit.

PetSmart, which fiercely defends its safety record, has not admitted wrongdoing in any of the cases.

But the nine-month investigation found such deaths — once portrayed by company officials as “entirely separate and unrelated” anomalies — appear to happen far more frequently than customers and the general public know. And grieving families want to know why.

Read the full investigation, ‘Groomed, then Gone’

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