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Dog Grooming Advice For The Summer Swelter

Wondering about how to groom your four-footed Dogster for the summer? Here's an article I ran across in the Newtown Bee, serving Newtown Connecticut. By...

Joy  |  Jul 28th 2006


Should You Shave Your Dog?

Pig and Teresa Papalio

Wondering about how to groom your four-footed Dogster for the summer? Here’s an article I ran across in the Newtown Bee, serving Newtown Connecticut.

By Kendra Bobowick

Looks, especially long fur, can be deceiving in the summer’s heat says Grooming Finalist LLC owner Teresa Papalia. Ms Papalia, a professional dog groomer, frequently consults with two- and four-footed clients to ensure dogs and their humans get through summer’s dog days without too much dog daze.

“A lot of people make the mistake of thinking that a dog needs to be shaved, but that’s not true; that’s how they cool down,” she said. Pets need their fur, Ms Papalia explained.

And when it comes to walking around in a fur coat when its 95 degrees, cool is the key to a pet’s happiness when the haze of humidity and temperatures rise.

“Their coat is an insulator that protects in the cold and heat,” she said. “It’s how they keep warm in winter and cool in the summer.”

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