Almost all pet owners begin to ask the same question as spring begins to show itself and the weather gets warmer day by day: Should I have my cute friend's coat shaved? We got the answer from the expert.
Cat and dog groomers are now available in many cities. Even trendy cuts have become so popular that even documentary channels feature productions that tell the story of pet groomers. However, many animal lovers are still unsure. “I wonder if I should have their coat shaved or not?”
Domestic cats need shaving
Veterinary surgeon Halis Uçan from Vetsanitas Veterinary Clinic answers this question by saying “This is a little controversial issue. On the Internet, some say that having your pet shaved will cause cancer. However, especially in domestic cats shaving is necessary and very important because cats lick their fur and swallow it. That’s why, there might be tangles and plugs in their stomach and intestine system. These tangles cause diseases that might result in digestive system treatments and sometimes even death.
How much is your dog exposed to sun?
Let’s talk about dogs… There are some criteria that will affect the decision whether or not dogs should be shaved when it comes to dogs according to Uçan: “We definitely do not recommend shaving if the dog is in the garden all day under the sun. However, 1-2 hours a day; early in the morning and late in the evening to go for a walk pose no problem for shaving. If shaving is not done, skin problems may occur in cats and dogs due to the effect of heat and moisture. Dogs, even if not as much as cats, may suffer from stomach, intestine problems. We observe that the severity of allergic reaction is reduced to a minimum after shaving among people with cat and dog hair allergy. During the periods when heaters are on and during summer, coats need to be shaved. Adaptation can be a bit difficult when shaving is done in spring. The temperature should not be lower than 22-24 degrees during shaving periods.
Be aware of the trends!
You decided to have your cute friend's coat shaved. So which model will you choose ? Let us help you with that. Trendy models are seen in small breed dogs. Mostly in Schnauzer, Pomeranian and Yorkshire breeds…
In Schnauzer dogs, the fur in their chin is left long to create a bearded look. The remaining fur is completely removed. The fur on the legs is shortened with scissors.
In Pomeranian dogs, the head is shaved to make it look like a ball. The fur in the rest of the body is shortened as much as possible.
In Yorkshire breed dogs, shaving is completed by shortening of the fur on the chest and the length of the head.
In large breed dogs, the models that provide the appearance of lion mane are mostly preferred.
Being meticulous is essential while shaving!
It is important to mention the important points during shaving… Particular attention should be paid to pads and soft tissue areas. For some breeds, using machines may cause hair loss. The reason for this is that the fur in the bottom layer of the animals with a three-layer fur has a thin structure. Pet owners should consult to experienced groomers.