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Dogs sweat in the summer, too, but will a haircut cool them off?

Tuesday, June 1st 2021, 9:46 am - While people can remove layers during the sizzling summer heat, dogs have to endure the warmth and sweat it out -- unless they are given a haircut. But is shaving them a viable option to keep them cool?

It's natural to shed some layers in the summer when it's out, but imagine how your dog feels.

With the summer upon us, bringing the heat and humidity with it at times, it may seem natural to grab your clippers and shave down your dog in an effort to help cool it off, but is that the best thing to do?

Nathan Coleman, a reporter at The Weather Network, recently spoke to Lisa Parsons, manager of the Pampered Paws Inn, about whether shaving a dog will actually work.

"Most people think dogs sweat through their skin. They don't actually sweat through their coats. They actually sweat through their feet," said Parsons.

Watch the video above to get the full story from The Weather Network reporter Nathan Coleman and for tips on how to really keep your dog cool during warmer months.

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