To shave or not to shave...and how to shave

Discussion in 'Dog Grooming Forum' started by Charliesmommy, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. planet molosser

    planet molosser CASSA

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    A breed like that uses the fur to protect from the Sun.
    Removing it can make him MORE hot if stuck in the sun for long periods.

    Can you get me a baby pool? My dogs cool off in it all summer.
     
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    you could shave him down but if he never was shaved it may be a shock to his system and if you choose todo that i would not take him that close to skin
     
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    Charliesmommy I run with scissors

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    OK - this thread is from April so I'm not sure why it has gained attention now and thanks for the replies but I'M NOT SHAVING HIM! LOL!
     
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    I know it's an older thread, and you've decided not to shave him, but I thought I'd throw a couple suggestions out there for you to help Charlie beat the summer heat...

    Cool Coats - they're really helpful, and this link has them for a great price!
    http://www.aahpaws.com/CHILLY-DOG-COOL-COATS-FOR-LARGE-DOGS-p58.html


    Canine Cooler Beds - This may not be an option if Charlie is a chewer:
    http://www.petstreetmall.com/Canine-Cooler/1954/1474/
    *I used to use these when I'd take the dogs out during the summer - I'd put them in the bed of the truck (it was covered with a camper top) and it kept them nice and cool back there.

    Cooler Bandanas- I've used these too and loved them!
    http://www.petstreetmall.com/Cooling-Bandanas/4233/1659/
     

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