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    Can chihuahuas be shaved?

    My 7 month old pup sheds a lot. He's a short haired chi. Can I shave him? At the groomers of course. Just 1 time while it's hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beeniesmom View Post
    My 7 month old pup sheds a lot. He's a short haired chi. Can I shave him? At the groomers of course. Just 1 time while it's hot.
    Best not to do so unless you are committed to slathering him with sunblock every time he's in the sun, inside or out!Is he new to you? Might the shedding be caused by food allergies or something? Is he itchy? How often does he have baths?
    I've Been Frosted

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    If he is itchy and shedding to a point, where he's developing bald areas, you might want to have him checked for mange by your vet. Young dogs are more susceptible.
    And yes, shaving him is not a good idea, besides protection from the sun, his haircoat also provides insulation from heat and cold.
    cats4ever

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    He's not balding. He's just shedding more than my other dog.

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    I agree Karen. I won't for that reason. Being in FL the sun is strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beeniesmom View Post
    I agree Karen. I won't for that reason. Being in FL the sun is strong.
    Okay, that's good!
    I've Been Frosted

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