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Three Reasons You Shouldn't Shave Your Pet

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pets, shaving )

- 1777 days ago -
It's hot out there! And if your Golden Retriever or long-haired kitty seems to suffer when the mercury rises, you might feel some temptation to break out your grooming tools and give your pets a full shave-down. We get where you're coming from.

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Cher C (1429)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 4:44 pm

Thnx again Kit my friend!!


Eve L (57)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 5:34 pm
It was 33 celsius today, my dogs only went outside to pee! ^_^

Karen Gee (97)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 6:41 pm
Interesting thanks Cher

Kit B (276)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 7:45 pm

I plea guilty, we had a little cocker spaniel when my children were young. We did shave her in the summer. After reading this I sure would know better.

You are most welcome, Cher.

Sheila Stevens (50)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 8:01 pm
I'm not so certain I would take this article at face value. I've only had one cat that I shaved and I know she was happier and healthier all summer. There are sufficient comments after the article to indicate that other readers vary on their opinions of this author. I'd do a bit more research myself, before making a final decision.

Patricia Gal (103)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 9:32 pm
The Pet Experts know....Take their advice....If the animals weren't supposed to have fur they would have been born without it.

Jaime Alves (52)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 10:11 pm

Iveta c (41)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 10:13 pm

Kerrie G (116)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 10:40 pm
Noted, thanks.

Saturday July 13, 2013, 10:48 pm
I know of someone who has her kitty shaved twice a year, I will definitely be forwarding this to her. Noted Thanks Cher

Maria S (95)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 3:39 am
Noted. Thanks.

Ruth C (87)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 11:19 am
All my animals have short coats.

Lisa W (143)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 11:42 am
I have a Golden and my husband will see this article to prove what I have been telling him all along. God gave him his fur for a reason, lol.
Thanks Cher!

Dee C (229)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 12:12 pm
I have always had mine trimmed..never shaven..

Thanks sweetie..

Connie O (44)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 4:42 pm
noted, thanks

Carol H (229)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 5:10 pm
noted, thank you Cher

Sheila D (194)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 5:52 pm
Not the first time I've heard this. A few yrs back a neighbor shaved her dog for the very reason talked about - heat. She then let the dog outside. A lttle while after letting him in she noticed his skin looked pink - he was sunburned. The vet bill for special cream that had to be put on several times a day was not cheap. She also couldn't let him out in the direct sun until his coat was growing back.
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