The fur on a dog or cat helps to protect them against sun and extreme temperatures.
Fur actually insulates a pet from the heat of summer as well as from cold temperatures.
Fur acts as a natural sun-screen for dogs and cats.
Shaving a pet down removes temperature protection for a pet and subjects them to sunburn.
Please carefully consider whether a shavedown of your pet is required. Some reasons to consider having your pet shaved:
- Extreme matting due to neglect. Sometimes it is kinder to have the pet shaved, since mat removal is a time-consuming and stressful process for the pet.
- Skin conditions that benefit from having shorter hair (ask your veterinarian for her/his recommendation)
Some Misconceptions about Shaving a Pet
"Shaving cuts down on shedding."
- Shaving a pet will not necessarily cut down on shedding. You pet will still shed - the hairs will just be shorter.
"Shaving is a quick-fix."
- Shaving a pet is not a quick process. This service requires extra time and fees.
If you have any questions about whether your pet needs
to be shaved, please call us at 440-255-7387.
We will happy to assist you!