people used to have to paint their own selfies
It’s right around that time of year again people, the time of the year where people feel as though their double coated dogs are so hot that they need to be shaved. While we tend to be hot in the summer, our dogs do NOT react the same way we do to hot temperatures!
Stated in this article:
Do dogs sweat? Yes, but not like humans. Dogs have two types of sweat glands. One type, called merocrine glands, are in their footpads. They sweat through their footpads. They also have some sweat glands in their nose. Although they help keep the dog cool, very little of their body heat is lost through their footpads. The other type of sweat gland is called apocrine glands, which are over most of their body, but are not to keep the dog cool. Their purpose is to release pheromones, which, to put it simply, makes a dog smell like a dog.
Dogs sweat, but the main cooling function for dogs is panting. The Air is drawn in through their nose. There are folds in the nose that increase the surface area for moisture in the nose to evaporate from, cooling the nose. The air is exhaled through the mouth. The moisture in the air is absorbed and the heated air leaves the dog. Along with this, since the dog’s mouth is open with it’s tongue hanging out, the saliva on the dog’s tongue evaporates cooling the tongue which has a rich blood supply, and so cools the blood which has transported heat from inside the dog’s body.
SO please people, your double coated dog does not need to be shaved! Shaving exposes the dog to the elements and makes the heat worse. Shaving can also cause the hair to not grow back the same, or at all (as the picture above shows), and by then the damage is irreversible.
So don’t take the chance— keep your dog cool by wiping their nose or paws with a cold towel, and keep inside in extreme temperatures, but do not shave!
OH MAY I JUST ADD THAT AFTER D. MARIA II MARRIED D. FERNANDO PORTUGAL HAS JUST HAD THIS CONSTANT SERIES OF ANIME KINGS
STRAIGHT UP SHOUJO
ai jesus oh god
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Kitten rejected by mother and raised by golden retriever
I’m so happy for this little kitty
my old dog and cat did this, and when my dog died my cat turned feral because she was so depressed. it was heartbreaking