Also, parasites such as fleas and ticks can be present without your knowledge, because the matted coat hides them and the signs we look for.
We stock a good range of quality shampoos to suit different coats and skin types. If your dog suffers from a skin allergy, please inform us and we can discuss shampoo options including a hypoallergenic or even a medicated shampoo.
A clipped coat may reveal skin that is inflamed, due to the lack of circulation, possible trapped dampness and dirt that has accumulated underneath. Also this process may expose sores, rash or parasites that may need veterinary treatment. Occasionally, dogs may feel itchy after a matted coat is removed and therefore may scratch and rub their skin or shake their head: this is normal, however some dogs can over scratch or shake and this may lead to broken skin.
Dogs feel different after a matted coat is shaven off, the majority of dogs feel lighter, cooler and full of life. Very matted coats can be heavy and hot, therefore when they are removed, some find this new sensation strange and may take time to adapt to the feeling of their new coat, regardless of whether you like the dogs new look, they will feel 100% better.