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    I think my Zeus is losing his hair on the right side of his face and neck! It is so hard to really tell but the hair definitely looks thinner and patchy! I don't know if he lays on the side the most in his cage at night and when we are at work or if he has really bad dry skin and is scratching at it a lot. What can I do to help my little boy?????
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    Default Re: Help...possible hair loss?!?!?!

    This could be a number of things happening. does he smell like corn chips as some have said. that could be yeast infection, there is possibility of demodex which is something else. start with what you are feeding him. he could be allergic to something in it. Can you post a picture Zues skin/Fur?

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    I thought of the food allergy but he has been on the same food since we got him...the only difference is that he is now on the adult Blue Buffalo Wilderness food! I haven't noticed a smell, just that he smells stinky from not getting a bath in the past few weeks.

    This is the best picture I could get of his neck! :-(
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    Default Re: Help...possible hair loss?!?!?!

    I was just going to ask the same thing - please post a picture so we can start to help you narrow in

    also, is he reacting to it? does he appear to be in any form of discomfort?

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    Default Re: Help...possible hair loss?!?!?!

    is it scabbing up?

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    He doesn't seem to be bothered by it, although I am not home all day to know if he scratches at it! I have been looking at shampoos for yeast infections so that is my first step to get my boy 100% healthy again!!!!! I am one worried bully mom!!!!!!
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    Get a skin scrapping done by your vet it could be dermodex mange

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    Mange was my first thought too but the skin looks normal...no redness, no bumps...just the hairloss!!!!!!
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    Default Re: Help...possible hair loss?!?!?!

    if its just hair loss it could just be the food. can you put him back on whatever food he was eating before which im assuming was wilderness puppy. if the hair grows back you will know its the food. if it doesnt you can start looking at other causes. like mange or fleas or something else.

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    again, photos would really help -

    my personal experience with hair loss with Bacon was due to stress - we had to board him (for the first time) while we were on vacation and shortly after coming back he started to lose hair on his back on spots (no redness)... our vet took a skin scrape and determined it was a staph infection... according to him, dogs carry staph all the time but when their immune system is compromised for any number of reasons, it will show up

    to clear it up, we were prescribed a medicated shampoo and then eventually antibiotics

    use of salmon oil and acv in his diet helped as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by thesspa View Post
    again, photos would really help -

    my personal experience with hair loss with Bacon was due to stress - we had to board him (for the first time) while we were on vacation and shortly after coming back he started to lose hair on his back on spots (no redness)... our vet took a skin scrape and determined it was a staph infection... according to him, dogs carry staph all the time but when their immune system is compromised for any number of reasons, it will show up

    to clear it up, we were prescribed a medicated shampoo and then eventually antibiotics

    use of salmon oil and acv in his diet helped as well

    It's funny that you bring up the stress thing bacause our neighbor was over about 2 weeks ago and was teasing Zeus with a lazer pointer and Zeus got this spot on his neck that started bleeding and then he got a nasty scab. That fell off the other day and is just now starting to heal and he is starting to get the hair back over the spot. It was only after that day that all this other hair loss started to catch my attention! Maybe is stress related!!!!
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