Well, I just thought I'd share, as this purchase was somewhat inspired by some on this forum. I purchased a 'Furminator' today, as I was checking out with it the 'Golden Gal' at the register told me I would not regret it, and proceded to tell me about having used hers on a neighbors pet and then having others show up at her door the next day to borrow it. Well, I must say…yes. I did buy the one with the 'hair remover'/deluxe model, but It worked fantastically....and here's the kicker... my guy didn't mind it at all. Stood there like the king of the world and seemed to kinda like it!
I've used the gloves, curry combs, regular brushes, even the ( well I'm not sure what its called) metal thing I used to use on the horses (smaller version, of course). All of them made him and my previous guy want to go "giddy-up", for this, his just stood there...pricey, yes....worth it, gotta say, big yes!
All that being said - fish oil - I also remember reading a thread or some threads about it. My boy has, for the last couple of months, a bit on one of his haunches that seems to be overly dry and has shed to the point of hairless. He dosen't chew it and the skin underneath seems healthy, albeit dark, but so is a lot of his other lower skin. I've been giving him fish oil for the last 5 weeks and it really doesn't seem to be making a difference. Can dogs get skin cancer? Should I take him to the vet? Just for a 'look, see'? He is totally basenji in his behaviors, no weirdness at all.....So?????