Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Shave Your Dog in the Summer

Tips from the vet for you

Vet Tips

Although it may seem like you’re doing your furry friend a favor by shaving him in the summer, you’re actually doing him a disservice. Here are some reasons why you shouldn’t shave your dog in the summer.

You might think that all of that extra hair will cause your dog to overheat in the hot summer sun. However, the extra hair is actually providing him with heat relief. Dog fur acts like insulation, much like the insulation in your home. That means, it maintains your dog’s cooler body temperature without allowing the higher temperature outside to penetrate his fur.

Dogs can get sunburnt, so shaving them means you could be putting your dog in danger of developing skin cancer. The best way to keep your dog protected from the summer heat is by providing him with plenty of water and allowing him to rest in a cool, shady area.

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