Do I need to regularly trim any hair around my female lab's 'private' parts? (for hygiene purposes)
If this is for real, why on earth would you do that??
To the OP- it won't hurt if you want to do it, but, unless there is a health reason, you don't HAVE to. I used to trim the ends of the hair on Mick's "privates", and around his butt. He was a Lab/English Setter mix, and his top coat was a little longer than a Lab's.
If your females has UTI issues, then I would say it's a good idea to keep the area trimmed.
I would leave it alone. The hair protects them.
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. -- Gandhi
I never have. I would leave it alone unless you were having problems like UTIs.
Jen and the crew!
Ah, thanks, Micksmom. I've never experienced those problems so it never occurred to me!
I´ve been thinking about trimming inner thighs of Vermon (rough collie). He´s always peeing his inner thighs and its stinky... I hope he learns how to correctly lift his leg soon and stops soiling himself.
On a Lab I don´t think its necessary.