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Dogs losing fur on chest

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Gerry47, May 26, 2019.

  1. Gerry47

    Gerry47 PetForums Newbie

    May 26, 2019
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    Hi everyone, we could use some help from anyone with any experience with this.
    Long story short:
    - First dog started losing fur on his chest from the moment we got him. (Rescue male collie cross, 3 year old stray). At one point it was completely bald. Not patchy but a perfect 4 inch circle bald patch with no hair.
    - We have been giving him cytopoint (the vets give it to him) to stop him itching & the hair grew back within a few weeks. He needs it every 4-6 weeks.
    - We got another dog (rescue female spinger spaniel, 6 year old) and the same problem looks like its coming back and exactly on the same spot, just the chest.

    Im sceptical that we ended up with two dogs with the same condition, but it is looking like it.

    Before we start getting vet appointments & paying for tests & injections, is there something else that could be causing this? Has anyone had the same problem and cured it without vet bills? All comments appreciated.

    Some little details that may answer some questions:
    - Both are on fishy, grain free, gluten free diets. (Our collie has dodgy stomach and it was his usual food, decided to put new dog, spaniel, on the same for convience).
    - Their walks are in a field not used for crops or livestock.
    - Collie wears harness & lead, spaniel is off the lead & loves tennis balls. We thought the rubbing of the harness on the collie was the cause as it was in the area where the harness is.
    - We rent a house which previously had two lurchers, however carpet has been thoroughly cleaned and from what we learnt contact allergies don't look like this. Our vet told us that.

    Thank you very much!

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  2. pennyLokiMUM

    pennyLokiMUM PetForums Senior

    Nov 19, 2016
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    Thank you for rescuing dogs, my only experience is food is linked to skin and you are doing it right by feeding a good diet, supplements help, I know someone who rubs in coconut oil into the skin
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