First let me say, you pretty much *have* to body clip your minis in South Florida. Just last week, it was 90 degrees and VERY humid. My mini, Boo, has a RIDICULOUSLY thick coat (you can see it in the thread below about minis with curly coats.) I clipped him in the beginning of winter, but it grew back, so I clipped him again this past Monday.
My husband made a joke, he said, "Uh oh, if my wife is clipping her horses, that means we will be getting a cold front soon!"
Well, last night it was about 45 degrees. Not only cold, but also damp and rainy. I know some of you in colder climates chuckle...but that is darn cold for us! Especially for a mini that is on the skinny side right now (he had diarrhea recently, I had the vet out, he is fine now, no more squirts) and was just freshly clipped! So yesterday afternoon, I checked on him (before the cold night) and he was shivering! He looks like one of those hairless chihuahuas. Actually, more like Jiggy the dog from the Real Housewives of Beverley Hills. If you watch that show, you will know what I mean and you will laugh. I clipped him all over except his face and his legs.
Anyway, he was shivering so of course I put the blanket on him. Then I noticed, he seemed awfully disoriented. I actually took his fly mask off because it almost seemed like he couldn't see out of it. When I fed him, he kind of circled his food like he couldn't find it...it was weird. He is fine today, and I did not really think much of it.
Well, just now, my good friend called me in tears, her mini is also freshly clipped and she did NOT blanket her last night and she described the exact same symptoms. Her mini is disoriented. She was worried she has brain damage. I told her about Boo's behavior last night and told her he is fine today so hopefully her mini will be ok, too...although my Boo had a blanket on at night, and hers did not.
Anyway, does that sound like hypothermia? Do you think her mini will be ok? Any other input or info you would like to share?