Clipping your Dogs
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Clipping dogs also has health benefits for them. Dogs frequently get grass awns, or cheat grass, caught in the fur between their toes. Over time, the seed can work its way into the skin and cause a painful abscess. If the fur is clipped away between their toes, the seed has no way of getting caught in the first place.
Finally, a clipped coat is easier for dog owners to manage. Longhaired dogs need regular combing to prevent the formation of mats. A shorter coat eliminates this chore. In addition, long fur forms clumps when it sheds. The clumps accumulate and grow to resemble “dust bunnies”. After clipping a dog does not have enough fur to generate these clumps and consequently eliminates the formation of these extra “guests”.
Help your dogs get the most out of the season by helping them stay cool. Clipping the dogs will not only make them look good, they will be happier because they are not trapped in a fur coat when it is 40 degrees in the shade!