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    Has anyone tried get ther dog groomed/shaved for the summer heat? A buddy of mine did it and his dog seems to love it. opinions welcome. thanks

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    I think you'll see that most people advise against it. Here are some reasons:


    • Dogs donít sweat like we do. Instead, their cooling process is handled by panting and even some sweating on the paws, having a thick coat will not slow down a dogís cooling process.
    • Some types of fur and hair can be beneficial in hot weather, working to insulate dogs from the heat.
    • Dogs with double-coated fur receive protection against biting flies and mosquitoes.
    • Dogs with little or no pigmentation in their skin, like the Husky, can get sunburned very easily when shaved.
    • Most long haired dogs look ridiculous when shaved.
    Last edited by Spring; 05-29-2013 at 03:50 PM.

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    ten four. thanks for the info Im young to this and dont wanna do anything stupid haha

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    Boykins yes, labs I wouldn't

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    I think you will find that your Labs will tend to get hotter quicker when shaved.
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