HELP! The kennel shaved my cavalier king charles spaniel

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Old 07-22-2019, 01:33 PM
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HELP! The kennel shaved my cavalier king charles spaniel

We received an email from the kennel while on vacation saying our Cav had "a few matts[sic]/knots that need to be trimmed out" and would it be ok if their groomer took care of it. I said "sure, go ahead". When we picked her up yesterday, she was shaved head to toe. (We don't believe this was done by their groomer, we think some moron on staff did it.) We are beside ourselves worrying if her coat will ever come back. We live in MN with 90+ degree summer days and sub zero winter days. Is there anything we can do to ensure that her coat is restored to "normal" with a healthy protective outer coat? Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 07-22-2019, 01:38 PM
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Yikes. I would definitely complain.
It should grow back just fine, just make sure to brush him regularly. Also... stay away from heat and sun.
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Old 07-22-2019, 02:33 PM
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We received an email from the kennel while on vacation saying our Cav had "a few matts[sic]/knots that need to be trimmed out" and would it be ok if their groomer took care of it. I said "sure, go ahead". When we picked her up yesterday, she was shaved head to toe. (We don't believe this was done by their groomer, we think some moron on staff did it.) We are beside ourselves worrying if her coat will ever come back. We live in MN with 90+ degree summer days and sub zero winter days. Is there anything we can do to ensure that her coat is restored to "normal" with a healthy protective outer coat? Any advice would be appreciated.
LOL... that's kind of amusing, actually.

don't worry about it. hair grows.
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Old 07-22-2019, 02:41 PM
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From what I have read in this forum, the top coat often does not grow back correctly and the dog's coat can be permanently damaged leaving the dog unable to properly regulate temperature. So I don't think it is amusing at all.
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Permanently damaged...... You would be well advised to form your opinions based upon facts. I wouldn't assume that those are the facts.
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As your dog has a soft coat, it should grow back in fine, no different than clipping a Shih Tzu x Maltese and it does not affect their coat at all. I know that from experience, not something I read somewhere. A wiry coated breed like a Scottie or Schnauzer, it does tend to make their coats come back in softer and you lose the wirey texture.
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Permanently damaged...... You would be well advised to form your opinions based upon facts. I wouldn't assume that those are the facts.
According to posts from groomers on this forum, shaving a dog with a double coat and permanently damage the coat because the outer insulating layer does not grow back properly. Sounds pretty factual to me.
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As your dog has a soft coat, it should grow back in fine, no different than clipping a Shih Tzu x Maltese and it does not affect their coat at all. I know that from experience, not something I read somewhere. A wiry coated breed like a Scottie or Schnauzer, it does tend to make their coats come back in softer and you lose the wirey texture.
My dog has a double coat, which is the concerning thing. Groomers on this forum have stated that shaving a double coat can cause the outside layer to not grow back properly. Soft, wiry, long, short, all of those characteristics are irrelevant to my concern.
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Want facts. Here you go.

"Shave Down" Not The Best Option For Your Dog - Love Fur Dogs - Chicago and North Shore's Finest Dog, Cat, and Pet Groomers
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Agreed, it's really not recommended to shave dogs with double coats.



But it should grow just fine if it only happened once. It's just annoying in the Summer because they can overheat, get sunburned, and will get wet (the coat protects from rain too).
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