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my dogs is losaing exsessive hair can any one help me?

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by emily 20, May 17, 2010.


  1. emily 20

    emily 20 PetForums Newbie

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    my dog is 2 and a bit is has lost loads of hair in patches and has dry skin can anyone help me?:scared:
     
  2. PoisonGirl

    PoisonGirl Banned

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    Have you taken him to the vet?
    It could be many things! my dads dog had skin cancer and went bald, but because it went untreated for so long (being in a pound) they never made him better :(
    Or it could be an elergic reaction, mange, anything really its best to get him checked out.
     
  3. emily 20

    emily 20 PetForums Newbie

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    ok but has any one else expirenced it
     
  4. TillynMe

    TillynMe PetForums Junior

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    A trip to the vet would be your best bet. Could be something serious or maybe an allergy. Could it be diet related do you think?
     
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    hamish10 PetForums Newbie

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    :lol:no more treats stick to good quality food give acarrot if you wish add seaweed to the diet you fault for letting toxins build up should take about 3wksto see a improvement blood test at vet will prove any underlying illness
     
  6. ClaireandDaisy

    ClaireandDaisy PetForums VIP

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    It could be mange - one type of which is transferrable to people.
    It could be ringworm, which is very contagious (to people
    it could be a flea infestation, with a secondary bacterial infection.
    It could be Cushings
    it could be food allergy
    it could be any one of a number of conditions - some serious, but all needing treatment.
    Take the dog to the vet.

    eta I doubt seaweed will help.
     
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    Spellweaver PetForums VIP

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    I agree. This dog needs to go to the vet first and foremost. It may end up that diet is the problem, but until medical conditions have been eliminated it is silly to look to changing diets.
     
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