Cheryl Ford, owner and operator of the opulent Orange County grooming salon Tres’ Paws Pet Spa has recently come under fire for practicing what some see as unnecessary and cruel practices. Among the long list of services offered to clients, which includes things such as acupuncture and tantric massage, the salon also offers something usually only sought after by adult film actresses and trophy wives. What’s that, you ask? Why, it’s anal bleaching for your four legged friend!
Julian Gillmore recently brought her two standard poodles, Remy and Yeats to the salon for their routine grooming session. She was aghast when she was offered the service. “I don’t understand why you would want to do something like that to your pet. It seems atrocious really. Just truly needless. I think she could sense that I found this really off-putting and she tried to explain the benefits but I don’t think I will be taking them back to her. Although she did an excellent job on their haircuts, I don’t want to enable a business that does something like this. It’s cruel and disgusting.”
We had a chance to speak with Mrs. Ford at her grooming business recently. She was very open about the procedure as well as all the services she offered. “This is primarily a cosmetic procedure and it does not hurt the animal at all. For whatever reason, be it diet or other factors. Sometimes your pets nether regions can become discolored and unsightly. We use all natural, organic substances to restore the natural color and texture to your dogs sensitive areas. We have several repeat customers who are very pleased with the results.”
To prove her point, she handed me a thick book of before and after photos so I could see for myself. After examining several comparisons, I actually found myself agreeing with Mrs. Ford. “It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it.” She mused.
Jane M. Agni (2015, Jun 3)
Originally Published On National Report