Grooming a Pet for Transport
- Last updated on January 24, 2012
1. Remove Dead Undercoat
There are breeds of cats and dogs that have a soft undercoat beneath their bristly topcoat. Removing the dead undercoat will help keep your pet cooler. Using a shedding brush helps to remove the loose fur. Even better, taking your pet to the salon for a professional undercoat removal prior to the departure date helps them feel much cooler, especially in the summer.
Note: Shaving a double-coated breed will not help keep them cool.
2. Clip Toenails
The pet’s toenails need to be clipped so they do not hook onto the metal grates or other parts of the kennel.
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