I was going to call this blog a journey with a fussy, itchy dog, which would have probably resonated with a lot more people but Leroy is Leroy, and everything that makes him Leroy is my journey as well.
The hand feeding, frequent walking away from his food bowl, reluctance to eat, followed by the unending hovering of scratched out hair, the knots formed from chewing, gnawing, the red skin, the endless examining for non existent parasites, searching articles for answers, and the stress! I think the stress was mine and I don’t think Leroy was that bothered, but why doesn’t a dog get excited for his food?
There is a lot of talk about brushing coats, removing matts and great prep, but the real star of the show is a good comb, And I can tell you, not all combs are born equal! Why is a good comb so important? Making sure a coat is knot free is the all-important job of a groomer. If a comb glides through the coat, then your equipment will too, so it is, amongst other things, your gauge of excellence.