A Corgi who was to have just a trim instead got shaved a little too much after a blunder at the pet groomers’ has become the highlight of “do’s” and “don’ts” on double-coated pups.
A picture was posted by the Corgi’s owner on Reddit showing the dog’s lower half almost shaved and only her head almost untouched. The owner did not really blame the groomer saying they did not really know if they should cut the fluffy fur, so they asked for it to be trimmed instead. They didn’t expect it to go this far.
This hapless incident highlights a need for education both among the pet groomers and owners. Soon after the photo was shown, many others particularly those who were familiar with such err also shared their experiences and thoughts. Other groomers also gave advice and were sure to point out that there are lasting effects when it comes to mistakes in taking care of dog fur and that pet owners must educate themselves.
Double coat dog fur was not meant to be shaved for it acts both as heating and cooling mechanism utilized by the dog depending on the weather. It keeps the dog warm during the cold, and during the heat, trapped air between fur layers act as air conditioning protecting the dog from the heat and the sun.
But still, it doesn’t mean they can’t be groomed. They should be. Brushing removes dead hair from undercoats and trimming ensures the dog is properly insulated.
Shaving becomes a necessity during medical emergencies or if due to such neglect where the fur has severely matted.
Shaving the fur of single coated dogs is another bad idea. This serves no general or immediate purpose and would only expose the dog to the violent sun. Proper trimming of dogs’ fur is the best way to keep their coats clean and healthy and functional through the seasons.
The Corgi eventually gets her fur back, after years of growing it, that is.
Credits to Reddit/dhdhk