By Sheyla

LifeBuzz Staff

Rescue Dog Lost 35lbs Of Fur After His First EVER Haircut.

Everyone needs a haircut every once in a while and dogs are no different. Trimming and cutting varies among each breed as some canines can sport longer hair while others need short cuts.

It’s not just about sporting a new look or for fashion either. Keeping the hair washed and trimmed not only gets rid of tangles, it can also keep ticks and fleas at bay. Unmanaged and unwashed coats can also cause skin irritations which can develop into infections.

Groomers also look for other things to ensure pups are in good health. Lumps and hernias can be easily spotted during a grooming session. One beautiful canine named Lazarus didn’t start off in a happy and loving environment. The Great Pyrenees lived in a barn stall for six years when he was rescued and in desperate need of a haircut.

Lazarus did not leave the barn he lived in for six years prior to being saved by the Big Fluffy Dog Rescue.

Groomer Candice Skelton, had to remove the excess hair the poor pup had.

In addition to being restrained in the barn, Lazarus was living in dirty conditions with excrements everywhere.

Lazarus will need to be trained how to act in the outside world. It will all be done in baby steps so not to create stress for the animal. He will also be given some vaccines to keep him healthy.

When Skelton worked on Lazarus she knew he had a lot of hair.

But when she was done trimming him, he had lost 35 lbs. worth of weight. That's the equivalent of another medium sized dog.

This is what Lazarus looks like now. He is running outside to tone his muscles and enjoy being a dog.

Lazarus doesn't like getting in a car but does love the actual car rides with the window down. He is loving his new life.

For more information on the meaningful work done by Big Fluffy Dog Rescue, you can visit their website here.