Keeping cool Alright I know that this is a strange question but I and my phd chemist father don't understand this. Here it is and don't laugh. I was going to shave my dog because well summer is here and it would be nice to keep him cool. Strangely enough every single place I go on the internet tells me that a dogs coat actually serves as insulation for the dog to keep him cool during the summer. Every professional groomers site and place I go on the web tells me this as does the person I bring my dog into to have him groomed. I don't get it. I do understand that a dog gives off his heat from his mouth by panting but a dogs body should pretty much be always warmer that the ambient temparature outside. It just makes sense to me that this can only be true if the ambient temparature outside is above his body temparature of which I believe should be around 98.6 degrees. Is there something I am missing here. If you can shed some light on this for me then thanks.