mutts of morningside
A severely matted coat causes your dog tremendous stress and discomfort.
I groom humanely, therefore, if a dog is presented to me in a severe condition it is my policy to shave the coat off.
Shaving of dogs will change their appearance and their hair will be very short and close to the skin.
This may expose pre-existing skin complaints.
Your permission will be required to shave off a matted coat.
A dog that has been shaved may behave differently afterwards, some dogs hide, some feel cold, some take time to adjust to the newfound freedom of movement.
Shaving off a matted coat is an act of kindness and your dog will thank you for it.