We recently started using a Gentle Leader on both our dogs…yet the pulling still continues (but that's for another thread).
At first, I would notice the fur dents around the nose where the lead was on. After about a month I realized that C3 is actually losing his hair in this same area. He looks so weird now....he's got this balding ring around his nose.
Overall his coat seems to be dry & coarser than before. Meanwhile Topaz fur has gotten much softer then when she first arrived.
1-Is the Gentle Leader (not so gentle maybe?) too tight?? Should I go back to a neck lead?
2-Is this coarser coat due to the winter??? Should I change shampoos or diet??
Thanks for your help.