When should dogs and cats be shaved? – Multimedia bar

It’s time to cut the hair of cats and dogs. Mustafa Yıldız, President of Sakarya Chamber of Veterinarians, wrote about when to shave cats and dogs and what to consider when shaving.

Star, “The seasonal hair problem of our dogs and cats, with whom we share the same environment, will be relieved by shaving when the weather warms up. Our dear friends, whether we feed at home or in the garden of our house, moult In the spring and fall, on the other hand, they become depressed from time to time due to the felting of their feathers with the increase in temperature.The summer feathers on them cool down because it keeps them cool. cool. When they are shaved, their winter feathers grow back and they are protected from the cold. Summer feathers keep their dear friends cool. , winter feathers keep their friends warm.

We especially shave the long hairs of our dear friends. Short hair often does not need to be shaved. Because they don’t have long hair, they aren’t affected by heat or cold, depending on the hair.

When we decide to shave for your dear friends, it is very important that you do so under the supervision of a veterinary colleague. Shaving should be done without anesthesia if possible. Our dear friend sometimes does not allow shaving. Then my doctor colleague takes our best friend for a pre-shave anesthetic. My colleague follows our dear friends until the shave is finished and our best friend comes out of anesthesia.”

When should dogs be shaved?
Puppy fur grows long enough. Just like humans and babies, they are born with short, thin hair. The baby hair of puppies is very fine, and the growth period of fine hair spans a very long period. However, this may not be true for all dogs. The coat structure of dogs differs with each breed. Especially in such cases, shaving can take place depending on your dog’s hair structure. Puppy shaving time generally depends on coat structure. If your friend has long curly hair, it is also very suitable for pigtails. It is necessary to carry out the necessary shaving procedures, especially to avoid such situations. Although there is no exact limit, puppies can usually be shaved after 5 months of age.

In particular, certain seasonal transitions are when dogs change coats. Dogs usually change coats in the spring and fall and prepare their coat for the following months. As the winter months are cold and stormy, they usually shed their long, fine hairs and pluck the denser, thicker hairs instead. By their nature, they try to protect themselves from outside influences by following this cycle. Each of our friends living in this cycle can also protect themselves from the coming weather conditions. Especially during the summer months, the hot weather is very distressing for dogs. None of our canine friends feel comfortable during these months.

During the summer months, the natural methods are protected from the hot weather, but the new feathers come with the moult. Especially for puppies, the summer months are full shedding months. They adapt to climatic conditions by shedding finer and sparse hairs in hot weather. Everyone makes different interpretations for puppy shaving time. In general, it will be more accurate to have your friend shave by looking at the weather conditions. If caring for their fast-growing hair is very difficult, you can have your pup’s hair shaved as soon as possible.

How to take care of puppy hair?
For puppies, you will need to perform some routine grooming first. Dogs generally moult each spring. During the process that your newly adopted friend is living with you, you must perform puppy scanning procedures. Combing is one of the most important cares for any dog. Your friend, who was not yet used to these processes during childhood, will not let things like combs and brushes touch his body in the future. Therefore, first of all, there is a need to streamline scanning processes. Washing is one of the things puppies need the most. Puppies can often soil themselves or pick up bacteria such as parasites on their bodies, especially in such cases you should bathe your puppy. You can complete these processes by making you love water and paying attention to the tricks of the washing process. For the care of the hair of the puppies; The coat of puppies is very fine and their skin is just as sensitive. For puppies, it usually starts with combing their fur.

If the puppies’ hair has grown rapidly and has started to tangle now, it would only be fair to have shaving procedures for healthier environments.

If routine care is done after shaving, washing and hair care will be completely over.

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