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Lena
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Kelly,

I hope you get other people also offering suggestions.

Usually I find this is more of a hypersensitivity to touch secondary to dementia but sometimes it is also pain.

One thought may be to talk to your vet about using a pain medication like Tramadol before trying to groom or brush him. Sometimes these guys are so sensitive to touch and pain meds can sometimes take just a little of the edge off even if it is more sensitivity than pain. Another thought would be to try something like Animal Apawthecary’s tranquility tonic to see if a light sedative and calming herbal would also be enough to take the edge off. Worse case if he just continues to resist grooming I would just let him be a little grubby rather then push the grooming.

best wishes,

Lena