To shave or not to shave!
We are often asked about whether to shave dog's fur in the summer to keep them cool, and the answer is...NO! ☀️
As you can see below, dogs fur naturally sheds the right amount in hot weather and will protect them from the sun and keep them cool. 😎
Fur is clever! If you shave your dog you are actually stopping it naturally regulating it's body temperature and exposing it to sunburn, insect bites and potential skin issues. 🦟🐜🐝🐞🕷️🦋🦗🐌🐛
As the thermometer rises, your dog typically goes through a seasonal coat change, meaning he thins out his thicker winter coat for a thinner summer fashion. This thinner hair helps keep him cooler by providing insulation to keep the heat away from his body. As he walks his hair floats up, allowing cooler air to pass over his skin. It also acts as a natural sunscreen! 🌅
We recommend keeping them cool in other ways, such as keeping them in the shade, having a plentiful water supply to drink, perhaps a paddling pool to use, walks in early morning or evening and not taking them in hot cars. 💦🌊🚿
I hope you all found this useful ☺️