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It is believed that shorthair dogs and cats are easier to care for. Is it really? What is the difference in the care of short-haired pets?
The length of the coat is one of the main criteria for choosing a pet. Many people purposefully look for a cat or dog with short hair, because it is considered that they are easier to care for. But is it really so?
Indeed, dogs and cats with short hair do not need to be combed often, and this is a huge plus. But they molt in the same way. And though short hair is not so noticeable as long, it is much more difficult to clean it from clothes and furniture. But that is not the point.
It turns out that short hair gets dirty faster and often smells unpleasant (in dogs). Why it happens? To understand, you need to understand the features of short hair.
Short coat: features
In short-haired cats and dogs, the undercoat is poorly developed: up to 6 secondary hairs per 1 primary hair. Such hair cannot protect the skin from the adverse effects of the environment, and the body protects itself in another way – the production of sebum. Continue reading