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    I think I know the answer to this question. I was listening to Dr Hugh Worth (?) on the abc this morning talking about dogs and the heat. I wasnt going to get Ollie clipped but after listening this morning I am starting to reconsider......

    Its only November and the poor things are already struggling...he will look funny tho don't you think?

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    He'll look very handsome with a new "do"

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    I have no advice as I do not encounter this problem. My only suggestion is do not take advice from one show, vet, forum or website but google your guts out then make a decision. (says Di who has just read through 48 pages on a site, done many other searches on another issue and now needs a bex and a good lie down)

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    Hi Vellela,

    What breed of dog is Ollie. Photo is small (please excuse my eyesight) and his breed info would help. Doesn't look like he needs clipping to me. Do you usually clip him, and if so, what is the reason?

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    Hi Devils Advocate....well we really arent sure what breed Ollie is, he came from the Lost Dogs Home. From talking to vets and whole range of others we seem to think he might be JRT X with maybe a silky terrier. He has that silky type coat although its not really really long, Its not wooly like a maltese gets tho'. My biggest fear is that we clip him and then ruin his coat for ever.....
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    Thanks Vellela,

    No, if he was mine I certainly wouldn't clip him. As Puggerup mentioned, the coat it there for a reason, and it's not as if he has a thick doubel layer or anything (which incidentally works against heat anyway.)

    If he is showing signs of heat-stress, then make sure he has lots of cool places to rest, sit and play. Perhaps a nice little paddle-pool in the yard would go down a treat.

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    no i would not clip ollie either, give him a good brush, maybe a bit of a tidy up but dont clip his coat. My dogs love doggy ice blocks in hot weather, using marg containers fill with water and beef or chicken stock, add a handful of dry food or cooked sausage then freeze. Delicious

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    Quote Originally Posted by miss jayne View Post
    no i would not clip ollie either, give him a good brush, maybe a bit of a tidy up but dont clip his coat. My dogs love doggy ice blocks in hot weather, using marg containers fill with water and beef or chicken stock, add a handful of dry food or cooked sausage then freeze. Delicious
    Nice idea Miss Jayne.

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    This is a pic of Diesel in his pool. We often fill it so he can cool down. We never clip his coat. it is there to keep him insulated and also for waterproofing.
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    this scared me briefly, did we ruin Nelson's coat! but we had to clip him, and close to the skin too, as he had been stray for too long, and his hair was horribly matted and filthy with all sorts of stuff stuck in it too.. but i have just read that a single coat, such as an Australian Silky has is ok to clip without damaging the coat. phew..... his hair should grow in again just fine.. i like the idea of the small pool for cooling, would be a good bath for Nelson too.

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