Summer shave for dog

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chipperdogSF

In Dogs

I was thinking about shaving my dog this summer, and wanted to see if other people who have done it in the past noticed a reduced level of dog hair around the house?

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JeffLee

In Dogs

Reply To: chipperdogSF

Cooling a dog down does not return from shaving him. Dogs do not sweat like humans do. They relax by the blood current in their ears and by panting. there's no pigmentation in a very husky's skin, thus being sun burnt may be a risk. that may cause a spread of skin issues, together with cancer. Their fun additionally protects them from parasites. Shaving a husky can disfigure the natural shedding method.

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JeffLee

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Reply To: chipperdogSF

Cooling a dog down does not return from shaving him. Dogs do not sweat like humans do. They relax by the blood current in their ears and by panting. there's no pigmentation in a very husky's skin, thus being sun burnt may be a risk. that may cause a spread of skin issues, together with cancer. Their fun additionally protects them from parasites. Shaving a husky can disfigure the natural shedding method.

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ackerleynelson

In Dogs

Reply To: chipperdogSF

A pet's coat is designed by nature to keep it cool during summer and warm in the winter. By shaving your pet you usually interfere with this

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ackerleynelson

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Reply To: chipperdogSF

A pet's coat is designed by nature to keep it cool during summer and warm during winter. By shaving your pet you usually interfere with this built in temperature regulation. Dog can suffer sunburn, so if you do shave your thick coated dog, be sure to leave at least an inch of hair to protect your pet from the sun's rays. if your dog is prone to hot spots, a summer shave may be helpful, but discuss this with your vet first.

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chipperdogSF

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Reply To: JeffLee

Very interesting points.  I am surprised that not shaving the dog's coat wouldn't help at all with keeping them cooler in the hotter months.  What about people who Siberian huskeys in Arizona, where it gets really hot.  I wonder if it helps at all

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