Well, one of the books I have says that if the hair doesn't fall out on its own, to shave it. I never have. But the hair does come out while pups are nursing most of the time I think. Usually not like that though. So, yeah, probably shaved.
People worry about mastitis. So far, I haven't dealt with that at all. I leave that area alone. I don't clean it. I don't touch. I keep the whelping box clean, and try to keep my germs away from where the pups are eating and from the bitch's vulnerable areas. I also clean my hands with a batril soap before handling whelps or the bitch in the whelping process. My guess in shaving this is to be able to recognize mastitis if it happens.
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Last edited by selzer; 06-27-2016 at 05:53 PM.