Huskies are notorious for shedding, and maintaining their coats is a definite labor of love.
One husky mom took her dog to the groomer for a little assistance and came back to find that excessive shedding definitely wasn't going to be a problem for a while.
They had been shaved.
Shaving a husky generally isn't a good idea (unless advised by a veterinarian). Their double coat helps them regulate their body temperatures in both hot and cold weather.
They also look a bit ridiculous without their fur.
@hannahgomez44 shared photos of her poor pup on Twitter, where they garnered a lot of attention.
She said she told the groomer "he's [sic] needs to be shaved just ENOUGH so he wouldn't shed as much anymore."
ok so my dog was way over due for a haircut so finally we took him to a new grooming place to get it done... we sai… https://t.co/ahT3U9ivK1— hannah (@hannah)1553956805.0
@hannahgomez44 was quick to say that the cut wasn't what she intended, but didn't understand how the groomer thought she meant to shave him.
I do understand the wrong in this, however it’s not like I did this myself. We don’t understand why the trained gro… https://t.co/zjoW72rfDz— hannah (@hannah)1553966747.0
As several people pointed out, there isn't much more you can do with a husky's fur besides brush it or shave it off.
@hannahgomez44 @Avbyy Maybe if you had your husky groomed regularly and brushed him out the groomer wouldn’t of sha… https://t.co/UjO0gYukiW— jos (@jos)1554011600.0
A few people cautioned against sunburn while the poor pupper is shaved.
@hannahgomez44 From experience, a shaved back can easily lead to a sunburn. Be careful how much direct sun he gets when he shaved.— Dr. W (@Dr. W)1554064323.0
@hannahgomez44 Make sure he doesn’t get a sunburn now that he is hairless— Caroline Hochstrasser (@Caroline Hochstrasser)1554069230.0
People also started sharing their doggos' disastrous 'dos.
@hannahgomez44 https://t.co/9WLUqYAKIe— Name cannot be blank (@Name cannot be blank)1554044122.0
@hannahgomez44 Our Golden Collie before and after a trip to the groomer. I said trim. 😩 https://t.co/G3xLv1DCpv— Melanie Eilers (@Melanie Eilers)1554071789.0
@hannahgomez44 My Sheamus was caught in the same situation, here is a before and after the "just a trim to clean hi… https://t.co/clM2p3dVDB— Gary O'Donoghue (@Gary O'Donoghue)1554038910.0
@hannahgomez44 @Lunarx_ Same https://t.co/zFnM294CJP— . (@.)1554006443.0
@hannahgomez44 @athennessy Just to be clear, this was some time ago hes grown it back now. https://t.co/ilFVQmyetE— 戴ger knee (@戴ger knee)1554037034.0
@hannahgomez44 https://t.co/1p1AKMGEUO— The Festival Gal (@The Festival Gal)1554045538.0
@hannahgomez44 @kelyons1206 same https://t.co/4xS6RrdxH0— 𝕔 𝕣 𝕚 𝕤 🌻 (@𝕔 𝕣 𝕚 𝕤 🌻)1554076529.0
Cat companions got in on the action too.
@hannahgomez44 My cat😂😂 https://t.co/gjzMg0P4pb— marisa. (@marisa.)1554037493.0
@lamb_marisa22 @hannahgomez44 Happened to mine also 😂 https://t.co/A6ZllgfQg1— Christina 🦕 (@Christina 🦕)1554057301.0
@hannahgomez44 My cat was turned into a half breaded chicken nugget https://t.co/5nrGYJAAYH— sarah (@sarah)1554071908.0
The poor pup seems to be doing okay, he's just dealing with a bit of extra ennui.
here he is sound asleep under the covers (this is favorite thing when he sleeps with me) he’s really unbothered but… https://t.co/JZYYaCB3TT— hannah (@hannah)1554026275.0
he says goodnight, again! I’m also pretty sure he’s telling me to stop taking pictures of him but I just can’t:( https://t.co/UDy96KKdVl— hannah (@hannah)1554095365.0
If you take your dog to a new groomer, make sure you discuss exactly what you want them to do for your pet. And ask if that is something they would recommend for the animal.
Many groomers will caution you against cuts that aren't a good idea, but it's always better to be safe than sorry.