The Find; How To Groom Your Dog For Sum­mer Com­fort; Mod­ern Dog Poll Re­sults

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Some groom­ing tips are counter in­tu­itive. For ex­am­ple, did you know that you shouldn’t shave dou­ble-coated breeds in the sum­mer? Though warm look­ing, the dou­ble coat ac­tu­ally al­lows dogs to reg­u­late their tem­per­a­ture. In­stead, you should brush or use a de-shed­ding tool to re­move ex­cess hair. We asked Me­gan Mouser, cer­ti­fied groomer and Ed­u­ca­tion Man­ager For Andis (they’ve been mak­ing qual­ity groom­ing tools for over 90 years!) for this tip plus four more to make sure your dog stays cool and com­fort­able this sum­mer.

1 Fre­quent brush­ing or us­ing a de-shed­ding tool will re­move ex­cess hair from an un­der­coat and keep dou­ble-coated dogs cool and com­fort­able all sum­mer.

2 Rou­tine groom­ing is par­tic­u­larly im­por­tant for flea and tick de­tec­tion. Proper main­te­nance and care can catch fleas and ticks be­fore they cause any dam­age (disease, al­lergy, skin ir­ri­ta­tion from scratch­ing…) to your dogs.

3 HY­DRATE. Dogs can get dehydrated too, so al­ways en­sure your pet has fresh wa­ter.

4 When groom­ing pets, re­mem­ber to keep enough hair on the coat to pro­tect skin from the harsh sum­mer sun—dogs can get sun­burned too! if you’re us­ing a clip­per, I rec­om­mend us­ing Andis’ #7FC de­tach­able blade for the per­fect trim.

5 Keep your dog’s paw pads trimmed. Most peo­ple don’t re­al­ize dogs sweat through their feet, so it’s im­por­tant to reg­u­larly trim the hair around their paws to keep them cool and pre­vent de­bris from get­ting caught.

DON'T SHAVE MY BEAU­TI­FUL COAT!

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