Grooming To Deal With The Heat

We just moved from Oklahoma to Texas and the weather is much hotter here. Should I shave or cut my Aussie's hair? He seems to be very hot.

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do for him what you would do for your child
by: Anonymous

trim yes, shave NO! bring him indoors in the middle of the day when it is the hottest time. give him plenty of water, He will adjust like you will. Use air conditioning when its unbearable.

Grooming in Texas
by: Nonnie

Brush out the undercoat, trim but like it has already been said - don't shave your Aussie. The double coat keeps the dog warm in winter and cool in summer. You will need a good undercoat rake and you will get tons of hair out. Good luck - we live in Houston - with our two Aussie's, one a toy and one a mini. Also with a teacup Poodle who is nine and a Maltese who is 7 months... yeah - we are nuts!!

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