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Hair Loss

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I'm sure this has been asked before, but what it mean when your dog is develping small bald spots on his front legs and under belly? I have a chocolate lab. Thanks

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I means a trip to the vet to me. A number of things can do that (hormone levels, mites, etc...).

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Yeah...get the dog in quick. Make sure the vet checks for mites. My Golden Retriever has had a couple battles with mites...it can be tough on a dog...

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My chocolate has lost her hair on her hips with both litters of puppies we had the first litter we brought her in and the vet said it was from stress after doing all the tests and this litter it happened again so on the 6 week check up on friday he looked at her again and said stress again.

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Thanks for the replies everyone, I have an appointment with the vet to get him checked out.

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Do you leave the dog alone in the house or kennel? It could just be separation anxiety. They lick a single spot raw, usually a leg, rarely larger than 2 inches across.

If it is draining at all then search the topic Hot Spots in FM (not on web that'll only scare you) and apply an antibiotic like Triplebac but Bactine is easier to spray without touching the spot.

Let us know what your vet says.

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My chocolate did that. The vet said it was hot spots from rubbing or itchich. I agree with leaddog on using both of those products. should get better shortly

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I was guessing hot spots also. My choc also gets crazy allergies in the spring. We think it is the grass. I brush him with a ferminator twice a week. spring time for us is fish oil pills, benidryl ointment and an allergy pill after a month every spring he is better.

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