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Clip or Shave

All the wetnoses are nicely bathed for now.

However, the other day as I clipped a bit of wetnose Jenny's fur, I just really noticed she has so much and it is so hot. And she is the one who loves to spend time outdoors.

So I ordered a shaver for dogs on Amazon. Just to help the density of her fur. But then I was reading not all dogs should be shaved and I didn't want to shave her down, just trim her a bit. But her layered fur actually does keep her cool. That is what I read.

Now I don't even want to try the shaver on her. To me, she looks hot, but her coat is providing her with the comfort she needs.

I will just leave her alone for now with that massive fur. And the shaver won't go to waste. I might use it on my own head! lol

Image Credit » Wetnose Jenny

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paigea wrote on June 20, 2015, 3:17 PM

I used to think I should thin out my dog's hair as well, but then I read that they can get sunburned. So I left him and just tried to encourage shade and water!

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on June 20, 2015, 3:53 PM

This is Guiness the Cat. Run, Jenny. Run! My human gave me a belly trim because my fur had gotten so matted. It was an indignation--a beautiful long-haired black cat like me getting a shag cut with a pair of pink blunt-nosed kiddie scissors. Oh the outrage!

Firecracker wrote on June 20, 2015, 11:59 PM

Phew! Talk about a close call! I'm glad you found out before you actually shaved her!

wetnosedogs wrote on June 21, 2015, 7:00 PM

yeah, I never did try it on her. She is still all fur.

wetnosedogs wrote on June 21, 2015, 7:01 PM

Aw, Guiness, glad you are hear to tell the tale. don't you feel better, though? Jenny is still all fur.

wetnosedogs wrote on June 21, 2015, 7:03 PM

Sunburn is horrible. Jenny has all her fur to protect her. The wetnoses also stayed mostly in today. It was 100 degrees!

rescuegal wrote on September 2, 2015, 2:41 PM

I shave my dogs, but I don't shave them bald. I can see how the fur would protect them from intense sun, but it's got to be hot with all that fur.