I understand not shaving if the owner objects, but why don't vets even offer a choice to the owners? I cannot find anything that would justify this common practice of not shaving the dogs. With humans, veni-puncture would always require shaving and alcohol wipe in order to prevent introducing germs into the blood circulation. Do dogs have a higher immune system than humans? Sepsis could be fatal. Why do veterinarians ignore this seemingly unnecessary and potentially serious liability? Thanks.