As the months of summer are coming close, many people who own pets wonder if they should use a summer cut to keep the dog gool. The answer is not as a yes or no. it will often depend on the breed of the dog and how long it has been since they got their last trim. You may need to do this trim for some dogs, though for others, doing the trim could disrupt their natural cooling system.
The Benefits of Having a Summer Cut
There is no denying that there are a few benefits to giving your dog a summer cut at a professional Dog Grooming place. Dogs have different bodily mechanisms, including shedding, panting, and sweating, to help them cool down. But often they are at risk of overheating more than we do because of all that fur. If the dog overheats too much, they may suffer from heat stroke and get really sick. Because of this, it is important to keep the dog as comfortable and cool as possible during the hot summer months.
Since the coat of the dog is going to be more like insulation than a cooling component, it will do a great job for protecting the dog during the winter. During the summer though, it may backfire as it holds the heat into their bodies. For dogs who have heavy coats naturally, a close summer cut, when done by a professional Dog Groomer, will make it easy for that extra heat to get out of their bodies so they will stay cooler. For dogs that have double coats, the summer cut may be just the trick to prevent shedding.
Should I Shave My Dog?
With that in mind, it is important to do the work well. It is never a great idea to shave the hair down to the skin. The hair provides a level of protection for most dogs, so if you completely remove it, the comfort and health of your dog could be at risk. Dogs will have many layers of fur to keep them protected against the elements, and this of course will include the sun. for example, the hair will help the dog stay protected against some of the harmful UV rays pulsating from the sun.
If you do want to cut the hair of your dog, then a close shave is not the answer. Trimming some of the hair off though will help make sure that the dog is not too heavy and they will feel better in the process. And if you get the hair trimmed, it is often best to do it with the help of a professional dog groomer to ensure that the dog is safe and too much hair is not taken off at the time.
If you are looking at getting your dog a little summer cut to keep them healthy and to make them feel better, then save the work for the professionals. At Woof Gang Bakery and Grooming in Las Vegas, we are here to provide the very best care for your furry friend. Whether you need a good summer cut or some other dog grooming services, we are here to help. Contact us today to set up your appointment!