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Offline RichL73

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Bald spots?
« on: August 30, 2008, 01:55:01 pm »
 Lately I've noticed small bald spots on my puppy. I don't know if it's from scratching or what. I thought it was the shampoo making him itch but I only bath him once a month. What could it be from?

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Re: Bald spots?
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2008, 02:12:35 pm »
Go take him to be checked for demodectic mange. My Rott mix when she was a puppy had spots like that and it was demodex. You have caught it early if that's what it is.

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Re: Bald spots?
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2008, 05:02:08 pm »
Welcome to the board.  I would also suggest getting a skin scraping for mange.  Shiner had demodex when he was a puppy and he healed up nicely once he was treated for it.
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Re: Bald spots?
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2008, 06:21:49 pm »
Thanks I'll have him checked out right away.

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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2008, 10:26:27 am »
I got lucky with Angel she had 2 spots on her front right (i think) leg, and a thin spot on her left leg. The hair on her lips was scarce but not gone. It took $300 to get her mange free. Her last owners didn't want to do that, afterall to them she was "just a dog"  :-\. But after the course of dips, she is just fine and 5 yr olds now.