KEEP YOUR PET’S COAT AT AN APPROPRIATE LENGTH
Fur is much more than just a layer of warmth. An animal's coat is part of its body and helps to regulate body temperature in both cold and hot conditions. That means that fur also provides a way to stay cool in the summer. It may seem counterintuitive, but shaving off a multi-layered coat robs a pet of its ability to cool off naturally. Fur also acts as a natural sunscreen. If you shave that off, you expose your pet's skin to the sun and increases its risk of sunburn and cancer. By all means, clip and trim your pet’s fur so it doesn’t grow out of control, but maintain a moderate length.
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