Excellent call, EP Rider. My current dog has no undercoat, and therefore never gets brushed.
Slinky, her eye is looking lots better. We're going for a follow-up with her regular vet tomorrow. She has whined once or twice when opening up her mouth wide to eat, so I'm going to get her jaw properly examined as well. The lump on her head has mostly gone, as has the one on her hip. All in all I'd say she's on the road to recovery.
Stella LOVES going to the vet because:
a. The receptionists are devoted Stella fans.
b. There are six dogs roaming about the place, one of which is a wolfhound mix whom Stella adores.
c. The cookie jar on the reception desk is a bottomless pit of cheapo treats verboten in our household.
PS The lady who owns the boarding facility mentioned Stella's behaviour after the accident. While being examined by the K9 squad sent to the scene, she started humping Nelson the Boston terrier who, all week long, had tried it on with any dog he could, bar Stella. She likes to let the boys know who's boss, does my girl
They do have dense fur but can feel the cold. Previously someone knitted jumpers for them, but Bogle has a little coat which he only wears when it is snowy or minus temperatures like at the moment. They look so cute with coats on.