Before I start, I'll warn you: This will be a long post. Well, Terence is allergic to something, but I am not sure what it is. I am hoping that the combined wisdom of the forum might help. We first started noticing that there was something wrong with him at the start of November, when he developed a couple of little bald spots. We took him to the vets for some skin scrapes, but they came up completely clear. Over the next few weeks, more and more spots started appearing. He didn't appear to be itchy and there were no spots or anything like that. Over Christmas, he stayed with Sleeping_lion. She kept an eye on his spots for me and he was also on a limited diet of just chicken and tripe to make sure it wasn't dairy or lamb that he was reacting to. Now, in the 2 weeks he stayed with Sleeping_Lion his bald spots got way worse. He also has raised spots and SL said he also sneezed a lot and had green mucus coming out of his nose. He has been back home now for a couple of days and there has been no mucus and only the occasional sneeze. Now, SL suggested it could be dust mites as she has a big open fire which obviously creates a lot more dust. I have been wrecking my brain thinking of other things it could be, after I got an excellent PM from Lexilou2 (I will reply soon, honest ). She suggested checking between his toes etc to see if it could be grass pollen etc. There is nothing between his toes but the skin on top looks quite pink (just like all the skin under his white bib). We have an appointment with the vet tomorrow, and I am unsure whether to ask for an allergy test. Lexilou2 told me her own vet said they were unreliable. Any experiences or opinions?? Also, is there anything that helps with the coat loss? The coat he does have is in great nick, he just happens to be bald in places. Thanks for sticking with it.