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Are You Worried About Your Dog Getting Cold in this Winter weather?

Updated: Sep 25, 2018

Many dog owners allow their dog's coat to grow out in winter because of the cold weather. In actual fact, as strange as it may sound your dog needs to be groomed more when it has a longer coat than when it has a shorter coat.

Dogs with long coats tend to have a double coat. They have a top coat and an undercoat. All dogs shed like own hair. In spring and autumn they shed more getting either their winter or summer coats.

A dog's undercoat is made to keep it warm in winter and cool in summer, just like the insulation in your house. If the undercoat is left to matt up then the dog's skin can’t breathe and the undercoat can’t dry. It actually makes the dog colder not warmer.

To keep your dog warm and comfortable during our cold winters, here at Lara’s shear ‘n’ Shed, Lara and our team of dog groomers can bath your dogs and tidy your dog's face and paws. Both of these are cheaper than a full service groom as they do not take as much time as a full dog clip. If a dog clip is required then we can make the clip longer and this helps reduce the matting as well.

If you have any questions please ring our dog grooming salon and ask Lara and the team any questions you may have about your pet's professional grooming needs.

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