Some of us are lucky enough to own big, fluffy beasts with super long hair. It’s beautiful – but hard work. Anyone who has had to comb out an undercoat or who brushes their dog every day will know this is true. While it can get tedious at times – and even your dog may grow weary of it, it’s important to be brushing out dogs that shed long hair, regularly.
When it comes around to summer, it’s tempting to take your dog to the groomer and go for a super short buzz cut, to keep your dog fresh and cool as the mercury rises. It’s a good intention, and certainly important – especially in hotter climates.
However, it’s really important to be mindful of their exposure to sunlight after they have had a haircut. Your dog may seem fine, but remember that before this haircut, their delicate skin hasn’t seen much of the sun at all for the last six months or so.
For the first week or two after having your long-haired dog’s haircut – or, indeed, a dog with any hair length – make sure your pooch doesn’t lie out in the sun for too long, or take a nap while catching some rays.
You should also make sure that when you’re taking them out and about in summer that you stick to shady pathways and always, always bring along something to help hydrate!