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Thinning Hair & Bald Spots ??

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Smurphette

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Hi there! My 11 month old HHL boy has developed a couple of bald spots, one biggish one on the back of his neck, and a tiny one right on the top of his head, and his hair is also thinning out in general.. At first I thought it was probably a yeast infection because he's recently had an ear infection and some sore, red yeasty patches around his nose, which have been treated with Surolan suspension.. So I started treating the bald spots with the Surolan also, but they aren't sore looking at all and he's not scratching so I'm wondering if it might be something else..

 

Has anyone had any experience with anything like this?

 

I'm new to hairless breeds so not sure whether this warrants a trip to the vet as it's not bothering him at all..?


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As he's 11 months old, he may be moulting out his puppy coat and his adult coat may not be so heavy as his puppy coat was. If the bald patches aren't red or sore/scabby, and they don't itch, it may be worth just keeping an eye on them for a a couple of weeks  to see if they change. I would personally take him to get vet: checked if you are worried, or if they spread or change in any way. Difficult to tell what's  normal in a hhl as there's so many different degrees of hairy in them.

Can you put a couple of pics: of the patches. May be easier to tell if we can see them.


Edited by ann, 13 December 2015 - 09:54 PM.

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I wondered if he might just be losing his puppy coat, there has been an awful lot of hair all over the house lately..  :rolleyes: The patchiness is what has made me worry though..

 

This is him a couple of days ago in all his hairy glory.. He's extremely hairy, only hairless underneath..

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This is the larger patch on the back of his neck..

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And the top of his head..

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Looking at the pics: his skin looks healthy. The little white spots are typical of hairless dogs and not really anything to be concerned about. Personally I'd keep an eye on his skin for a while and see if it is down to changing his puppy coat. A vet: could do a skin scraping in case there were mange mites, but there would normally be itching and scratching with mites. Unless your vet: understands the hairless dogs, they don't tend to know much about the breed peculiarities. This is only my opinion as an owner/breeder for 30 odd years, and a retired vet: nurse. It's not a substitute for a vets: opinion so don't put off seeing a vet: if you're worried or it gets worse.


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Several skin diseases are linked to alopecia and not all of these are pruritic. A standard vet might not know much about it (past experience on dermatological issues),so if seeing a vet for it then a specialist dermatologist would be the best vet to see perhaps. if its not dematological it could be endocrine related


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