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Icelandic vet warns dog-owners not to laugh at their pet after a hair-cut

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  • No laughing matter An Icelandic vet has advised Icelandic dog-owners not to laugh at their beloved pets after they’ve been groomed. Photo/Stefán 

An Icelandic vet has advised Icelandic dog-owners not to laugh at their beloved pets after they’ve been groomed.

Guðríður Vestars said it’s not unusual for some dogs to feel embarrassed after a good hair-cut, while others can feel insecure due to the drastic change.

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“The dog expects to be greeted as usual by their owner. When the owner bursts into laughter, the dog will feel embarrassed,” the vet said in a radio interview this morning. “I know of one dog that hid under a bed for days until it got used to the new hair-cut.”

However, not all dogs will feel embarrassment after being groomed, some dogs actually love the feel of a new and shorter hair-do and will embrace it. 

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