A Harsh Top Coat

While in surgery today, I commented on Buzz's nice, harsh topcoat.  Can I throw dirt on my dog before we go in the ring next time?  After being outside and rolling around a. lot. the last few days--his top coat is very nice!  I'm only half kidding about showing a dirty dog.

In other news, Buzz had a lump removed from his foreleg today.  A "probable infected sebaceous cyst" that he chewed open.  He's my good boy and we only used a local anesthetic.  Nasty blood clot drainage earlier today, but it seems pretty good now.  He'll be a cone head for the next 10-14 days and he gets to come to work with me the rest of the week.  Hey, now I can train my dog!

I suppose a picture is in order... tomorrow.  Maybe.

Cone head Buzz.


Jes said...

If you are actually wanting to change his coat, I strongly recommend adding salmon oil to his food. It will make his fur very soft and also add a shine to it. The occasional raw egg can have a nice effect, as well.

Megan said...

I actually want/need his topcoat to BE harsh, and that has been a challenge. Moot point now as I shaved him down when I got home from work today though. :)

A spaniel should have a dense, water resistant, harsh, topcoat to protect it... not a soft/open coat. Neither of my dogs has a correct coat (anymore, due to shaving), but I tried my darnedest to make it look like Buzz had one for the UKC Conformation show. He needed to be stripped out a few more times though, for his coat to be harsher.

Jes said...
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Jes said...

Ah, okay! Sorry. I misunderstood.