Shave a Husky? Don't Do it!

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When the warmer weather arrives, I hear so many folks talking about shaving their Siberian Huskies. When I hear this, I want to hold up that big red STOP sign, and say, "Please, Don't!" 






While you may be hot looking at a Siberian Husky with all its fur - especially a wooly - but trust me, it does not bother him or her!  

Unless specifically for medical reasons (as recommend by your vet), it is never a good idea to shave a Husky. Last summer, after having a conversation with my groomer about shaving Huskies, a double-coated breed of dog, I realized just how popular this idea is with folks, groomers included. I have also had readers send me photos of their dogs that had been shaved ~ without their permission ~ and concerned about the regrowth of their hair. It seems when the thermometer rises, people are tempted to shave their Husky (or northern-breed dog) Last spring, after Gibson was finished being groomed, I did a photoshoot with him and have now put together the top graphic about why Huskies should never be shaved. It is my hope to help educate others, including first-time and potential Siberian Husky parents, as well as groomers unfamiliar with the breed, to help stop this all-too-frequent seasonal ritual from occurring! 

Unless specifically for medical reasons (as recommend by your vet), it is never a good idea to shave a Husky. 

While a Siberian Husky should never be shaved (other than for a medical reason), it is important for your Husky's health to always keep him/her well-groomed and brushed.



Why Shouldn't I Shave My Husky?


*Their double coats serve as insulation from both 
cold AND heat.

*Exposed skin is susceptible to skin allergies, sunburn, and skin cancer.

*A shaved body can more easily allow for bug and 
parasite infestation.

*Shaving the fur can corrupt proper growth.


How Can I Keep My Sibe Cool?
 


*NOT by shaving!

*Keeping your Husky well groomed.

*Turn on A/Cs or fans!

*Put on a cooling collar!

*Buy a cooler water bed! Therapeutic & cool! 

*Swimming, splashing in kiddie pools, and running through sprinklers and chase away the heat!  

*A portable sprayer bottle with a fan is pretty cool!

*Wearing a bandana dipped in cool water is very refreshing!

*Apply cool water to paw pads!

*Go outside in early AM or late PM to beat the heat!

*Walk in shady spots, and beware of hot blacktop & sand!

*Always have fresh, cool drinking water available!

*Never, EVER leave them in a warm car!
 

All FiveSibes enjoyed some splashing in their pools to keep cool!
 
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Here are a few of our fave "COOL" suggestions!
 
A Cool Water Bed 
(Gibson LOVED his water bed!)
 
 
 
A Cool Collar
 
Cool Collar Refill Packs



Cool Water Spray Fan Bottle
(Gibson pictured with above) 
 

 
So, go ahead and enjoy the warmer weather and let your Siberian Huskies have fun staying cool without shaving them!
 
Updated March 2022

 

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