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Bald patches on dogs front elbows and legs

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Natasha Tipton, Mar 23, 2021.


  1. Natasha Tipton

    Natasha Tipton PetForums Newbie

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    Please see images. Does anyone know what causes these bald patches. They started on and under the elbows and it seems to have spread down the front legs. She doesn’t itch or scratch. And she is treated for fleas and mites every month. Any ideas what is is and how we can treat it?
     

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  2. Lurcherlad

    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    How long has this been going on?

    Has she been to the vet?

    If not, that should be the first port of call and ASAP imo.
     
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    catz4m8z PetForums VIP

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    You def need the vets. You probably need something like blood tests or skin scrapings to ascertain the cause.
     
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  4. Natasha Tipton

    Natasha Tipton PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks both, I’ll ring the vets in the morning
     
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    definitely vets. I imagine it has been going on for some time and needs attention fairly urgently.
     
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    Please let us know what he/she says, it would be nice to know how things go as sometimes we never hear anything again.:)
     
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    Speak to your vet about testing for cushings.

    The lack of itching, and the lack of redness and/or thickening might suggest an underlying issue rather than an actual skin problem like mites or allergies.
     
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