Contrary to popular belief, shaving your long-haired dog will not keep
him/her cooler during the hot, summer months.

Unlike humans, the skin of dogs and cats does not contain the vast
network of blood vessels and sweat glands designed to dissipate body
heat during hot weather conditions. True, dogs do possess sweat glands in
their footpads, but these glands play a minimal role in overall thermo
regulation. Despite being sweat-gland deficient, dogs and cats have an
uncanny ability to vaporize large amounts of water from their lungs and
airways, water that carries heat from the body when they pant.

Shaving pets for the summer can actually predispose them to sun burn and
to heat exhaustion/heat stroke. Long hair and thick undercoats act as
insulation against the sun's rays and their effects. Coats that are kept
well-brushed and mat-free allow for good air circulation through the hair,
which in itself can actually have a cooling effect. On the contrary, matted,
unkempt hair coats stifle air circulation and do little to help cool the body.
In other words, daily brushing is a must during the hot, summer months...
Why we do not shave Border Collies for
the Summer
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