I have a Bichon Frise, that I got from a puppy store a couple months ago. She has recently became very matted, and when I took her to be groomed (for her first time), the Pet's Mart groomer said that she was too matted, and had to be shaved. I really do not want to shave her because I think that she will look wierd, but also because I have heard of a disease that a dog can get when the blood in their ears goes to the bottom of the ear, and clotts, I heart that this is caused by shaving the dog, and it has to do something with the hair, and it's pulling the ear in certain directions. I want to know if there is anything I can do, and anything to be aware of. Just to lt you know- I spent about four hours yesterday trying to un-tangle all of the mats, but it is just to tangled. Please let me know if your bichon has been shaved, or if you know anything about bichons being shaved. Also, if you can get your hands on any pictures of shaved bichons, I would love to see them. Thanks!
Also, I took her to a prefesional groomer with over twenty years of experience, she too said that Molly (my bichon) was to matted, and had to be shaved. She was the one that told me about the ear diesease.
This will also be her first hair cut! I am really scared, and if she moves, her skin could get cut very badly!!!! I am really scared for her. Have you had your bichon shaved? What happens with her apperance, and her personality? How long does it take for the hair to grow back? Is she going to be okay?!
My Yorkies get shaved every few months and there is nothing wrong with their ears. If your dog is that matted you have no other choice, brushing and cutting them out will take hours and will be painful. She'll only look funny for awhile and the hair will grow back.
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