What’s the easiest way to keep your dog healthy this Spring, you may ask? In our opinion, the easiest way to keep your dog healthy is by giving your dog a good grooming. Trimming your dog’s coat shorter as the weather warms up can provide a number of benefits and below we will discuss just a few!
“Nicer” weather typically refers to hotter, sunnier weather. Heat and sun can lead to dehydration and heat stroke. By cutting your dog’s coat you will reduce their exposure to extreme temperatures. Short coats help keep them cool. But beware not to cut too short, you don’t want their skin exposed, which could cause sunburns.
As the weather gets nicer, you will most likely be doing a lot more outdoor activities. More outdoor activities means more exposure to outdoor critters, including ticks and other parasites. A short coat means you will be able to spot these creepy crawlers easier so they can be removed.
Lastly, many dogs start to shed their coats as the weather warms up. Shorter coats allows for easier shedding, less matting, and gentler brushing, all leading to a happier pup!
Kim is the co-owner of DogLoverStore with her husband, John. She earned her BS in operations management at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She enjoys walking in nature, gardening in the sun, eating sour candy, going on drives, yoga, and reading.