Shiva: The Pom Fur Ball Neighbor

OMG my neighbor’s dog is an adorable fur ball that rocks a full fur coat even in this killer heat wave. You go Shiva! I had to stop and grab this video to show all of you. I asked if she ever cut his hair for the heat and she said only once in his life. I feel like he should get a medal for wearing his hair long year round.

Thinking of shaving you dog for the heat? Veterinary Insider says think twice, it’s not for every breed:

Shaving pets for the summer can actually predispose them to sun burn and to heat exhaustion/heat stroke. Long hair and thick undercoats act as insulation against the sun’s rays and their effects. Coats that are kept well-brushed and mat-free allow for good air circulation through the hair, which in itself can actually have a cooling effect. On the contrary, matted, unkempt hair coats stifle air circulation and do little to help cool the body. In other words, daily brushing is a must during the hot, summer months.- Veterinary Insider

Or try these tips for keeping you little fur baby cool.


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