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Summer shaving?

Species: Dog
Breed: pomeranian
Age: 1-2 years
Is it ok to shave my dogs coat in the summer? will that help to make him cooler?




Online vet, Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie replied:

This is a controversial topic!

Personally I have no problem with shaving a dog's coat in the summer. However, if it is shaved really close then you have to worry about sunburn.

There are some people who will say that the coat needs to be kept long because it acts as insulation from the sun.

The truth is, that no one really knows what is best. But, I find that animals do seem to feel more comfortable when they are shaved.

Dr. Marie.

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