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GRANA here; I 'm guesing that some of us are seriously considering giving our cats & dogs shorter haircuts for thesummer; it'sbeen so hot! I got this[ from theASPCA ] in my email immediately
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SUMMERTIME PET GROOMING TIPS; KEEPINGTHEM COFY IN SUMMER'S HEAT

posted at 7/21/2012 7:52 PM EDT
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GRANA here;
I 'm guesing that some of us are seriously considering giving our cats & dogs shorter haircuts for thesummer; it'sbeen so hot!
I got this[ from theASPCA] in my email immediately thought t to post it here for you folks; hopefully before t's too  late:

"Nearly everywhere in America, this summer is a scorcher, and we know that as a responsible pet parent, you want to do everything you can to keep your best four-legged friends cool. So when you look at your Pomeranian, Golden Retriever or long-haired cat wearing a thick, fluffy coat, you might feel tempted to break out your grooming tools and give him a serious hair cut.

But hold those clippers! While you or I would hate to sport a fur coat in 100-degree weather, your pets’ fur coats are actually providing them with heat relief.

“A dog’s coat is kind of like insulation for your house,” explains Dr. Louise Murray, Vice President of ASPCA Bergh Memorial Hospital. “Insulation stops your home from getting too cold in winter, but it also keeps it from overheating in summer—and your dog’s coat does the same thing.”

Dogs’ coats have several layers, and these layers are essential to your dog’s comfort in the heat. Robbing your dog of this natural cooling system can lead to discomfort and overheating. And keeping your dog cool isn’t the only reason to leave his coat intact, Dr. Murray warns. Your dog’s coat prevents your pup from getting sunburn and helps protect her from skin cancer.

So what can you do? “It’s OK to trim your long-haired dog’s long hair, such as any hair that hangs down on his legs,” Dr. Murray says. Just never attempt to clip mats off your pet’s coat with scissors, Dr. Murray adds. And if you’ve got a long-haired kitty, leave her coat intact. Instead, brush her a little more frequently during the hot summer months.

To protect your pet from sunburn and skin cancer, save longer walks for evenings, and consider applying pet-specific sun block to thinly covered areas like the bridge of your dog’s nose, the tips of his ears and his belly, Dr. Murray suggests, noting that pets with thin coats, as well as those with white or light-colored coats, are especially at risk for sun damage.

Of course, pet parents should remember to keep pets inside with plenty of water during hot days—hydration is key! Kiss

 

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posted at 7/22/2012 1:23 AM EDT
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Mine are both short haired pups.They stay indoors and only go out in the evening for their walks.Plenty of cold spring water in their bowl at all times.I have to but a blanket for them on the couch,there are times they get too cold and crawl under the blanket for warmth and sleep together.

Re: SUMMERTIME PET GROOMING TIPS; KEEPINGTHEM COFY IN SUMMER'S HEAT

posted at 7/22/2012 5:42 AM EDT
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Our little diva goes out to the garage with hubby (she has her own lawn chair with a chair pad & an old sheet on it to make it soft & has a bowl of water = hubby has the same kind of chair but no chair pad Laughing), but she is smart enough to let him know if she wants in the house.  She is very social & trained me to walk late in the evening (if it is light out, she will stop at every house that has a person out to see if someone will talk to her & she has to pause to sniff where all the other dogs stopped, BUT when it is dark, she makes no stops, we go around a short block or the long block & she pulls me along & when we get back to our yard she does her business & then we go in). The first year that we walked, she made several stops to leave her mark, the second year she stopped 2 or 3 times & the last 3 years she saved it all for our yard. I think she knew the 2 or 3 drops that she left all over did not do much so she saves it all to let other animals know "this is MY yard", a 12# dog does not hold much water Sealed.

Re: SUMMERTIME PET GROOMING TIPS; KEEPINGTHEM COFY IN SUMMER'S HEAT

posted at 7/22/2012 6:08 AM EDT
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My cat is an indoor cat.  She is declawed in front (that way when we got her) and defrocked, as I call it.  She is very happy looking out the window or sitting on a lap.  That is the best way, as they do not get diseases from the outdoors.

Re: SUMMERTIME PET GROOMING TIPS; KEEPINGTHEM COFY IN SUMMER'S HEAT

posted at 7/22/2012 6:53 AM EDT
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In Response to Re: SUMMERTIME PET GROOMING TIPS; KEEPINGTHEM COFY IN SUMMER'S HEAT:
My cat is an indoor cat.  She is declawed in front (that way when we got her) and defrocked, as I call it.  She is very happy looking out the window or sitting on a lap.  That is the best way, as they do not get diseases from the outdoors.
Posted by Mary Jo T


As a member of a shelter staff, I am very glad to hear that you keep your cat indoors!  A couple of weeks ago, we had 362 cats and kittens, which is way more than we are prepared to care for, and while some of them have been surrendered for some reason or other, the majority are someone's pets who have been picked up as strays.  Cats, and particularly those who are spayed or neutered (or "defrocked" - grin!) and or declawed do NOT need to go outside!!!  Okay, I'm off my soapbox now - sorry!  Have a great Sunday!

Re: SUMMERTIME PET GROOMING TIPS; KEEPINGTHEM COFY IN SUMMER'S HEAT

posted at 7/22/2012 8:40 AM EDT
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my girl is a long-haired mini-doxy               and i will not apoligize for having her groomed and all that 'skirt'   trimmed--------------------because that hair is different and she actually 'molts' all over the house and i can't handle all that loose hair
she spends the majority of her time indoors   and when she needs to go outside it is in my fenced back yard      and in the heat  she doesn't stay long   year round  she has a cozy throw on her chair and a plush pink bed with a small plush doggie wrap  in front of a little electric fireplace in the corner       and another plush doggie bed w/another small wrap under the corner desk built-in in my kitchen      for thunderstorms    and another cozy throw on the l.r. couch             and back here in my computer room she has a pillow on a chair

and all of these cozy things           she drags around to any spot she deems appropriate

Re: SUMMERTIME PET GROOMING TIPS; KEEPINGTHEM COFY IN SUMMER'S HEAT

posted at 7/22/2012 10:02 AM EDT
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Some good tips! We take our's out after it cools down and he always has plenty of cool water available.

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posted at 7/22/2012 10:52 AM EDT
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I have one of the "kiddie pools" that I put water in for the dogs.  So they go wading when they want.
They have gotten used to the AC in this house, we never had it in the old house.  So all in all we are all pretty comfortable now. 

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posted at 7/22/2012 2:57 PM EDT
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No pets for us currently, but our last pet was a Golden Retriever with tons of hair. Our groomer kept her trimmed closely during the summer, plus we had a pool that she just about lived in all summer. The pool had steps in 3 corners and she'd sit on those steps when not chasing the pool sweep!

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posted at 7/24/2012 7:15 AM EDT
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We have a cat and he stays indoors with us.

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posted at 7/24/2012 1:53 PM EDT
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It is important that they stay cool also.

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posted at 7/25/2012 3:23 PM EDT
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my girl went to the groomer yesterday             and she is acting sassy
we don't do ribbons or bows-------she won't wear clothes------being a long doxy-------nothing fits her right

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posted at 7/25/2012 8:08 PM EDT
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 GRANA here;
 Our"BEASTY GIRL" Cali went in for a PRO nail trim yesterdayay; She usually behaves well  for that monthly trim but yesterdayshe was in a foul mood & Tina had to enlisthe help of another gromer; the Elizabethan collar was not enough  for experienced gromer  to feelsafe & Tina told hubby, "not to worry," we're all in bad moods"in this hot weather.Maestro was his  usual docile  & cooperative  sweet sef.... w/his long coat of silky hair, he seems less botheredbytheheat.Cali hasshort  densehair, needslitlegroming but  does nottolerate theheat well.She's lost  about10# since shejoined s two years ago &I hopethat wil help her  in the hot weatherI woke p 2 2AM dreaming about a wild lioness ; o find Cali noseo nose to me .She tolerate petting tilI hadto go to potty.When I returned, shewasasleep at hubby's feeb farawayfrom reaching fingertips.Maestro jinedme givig whiskerkisses tillI fell aseep
KissEach morining we find asst  cat toys allover the hallway& livingroom floors.I hear their bare toenails running  around, on the hardwood hall floor  if I'm awake !
Maestro loves to drink water butCalionly drinks the" juice' fom the mixture of canned food& water paw paw mixes p forthem several times each day She justwill not drink water, though we undersand she needs to.Her Vet  wanted us to to stopgiving er  dry food tilpaw paw( hubby)came up w/his soup/juice recipe; the VET approves &  thinks huby's pretty smart; at least smarter than
CALI!Laughing

Re: SUMMERTIME PET GROOMING TIPS; KEEPINGTHEM COFY IN SUMMER'S HEAT

posted at 7/31/2012 8:35 AM EDT
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my girl is taking care of her own comfort this week as the normal july heat has returned

for two days now    she just refuses to go outside between 10 am until about 8 pm

i walk out on the porch and stand for about 10 mins and she just stays inside and when i come back in she gives me 'that' look

Re: SUMMERTIME PET GROOMING TIPS; KEEPINGTHEM COMFY IN SUMMER'S HEAT

posted at 8/4/2012 5:22 PM EDT
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GRANA here;
  Maestro loves to drink water, but Cali refuses to.YesterdayI saw  her  splahing w/ one paw in her water bowl& later observed her ; dare I say  it? : drink a few ips/laps/licks.I hope this becomes a habit or her.Hubby  mixes her  canned food w/ water tomake a soupy drink she enjoys...Her VET likes the idea of  getting her to drink water (any way possible) The water canned tuna is packed in is OK to give,BUT  no more than once a week; only aTBS or two9) It  contains Mercury& other toxins , more toxic to smaller animals than humans.


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