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    Me and wife noticed a small bald spot on Beaux's back. Just wondering if anyone knows what it could be. It is sunday so the vet isn't opened and Ill have to make an appointment. Thanks-20130310_161550-jpg Its the bottom small patch.

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    Well it could either be from allergies, or from mange. You need to take him to the vet for a scraping to rule out mange.
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    Yeah, I will, I also noticed that he has been hanging around the hole in the fence, sticking his head through it, to talk to his cousins next door, it kinda looks like he has rubbing it on the fence, anyway will get him checked out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcarro45 View Post
    Yeah, I will, I also noticed that he has been hanging around the hole in the fence, sticking his head through it, to talk to his cousins next door, it kinda looks like he has rubbing it on the fence, anyway will get him checked out.
    so Lola has had a growing bald spot and i totally thought it was mange but when we went to the vet last week, he wouldn't even do a scraping because Lola was not itchy.she doesn't even attempt to scratch it. its the size of my hand, huge on a bulldog but he said it was an allergy to something we feed her. cutting out dairy, and beef liver...keeping her on beef (raw) and a great Canadian made kibble that is beef and pork. if your pup is not super itchy, it might not be mange.

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    The fence sounds like a likely culprit. I sure hope the vet rules out mange and that's all it is.

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    could be ringworm as well. Are there little bumps in the bald spot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural mystic View Post
    could be ringworm as well. Are there little bumps in the bald spot?
    No nothing just looks like he rubbed it

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    Quote Originally Posted by aprilemari View Post
    so Lola has had a growing bald spot and i totally thought it was mange but when we went to the vet last week, he wouldn't even do a scraping because Lola was not itchy.she doesn't even attempt to scratch it. its the size of my hand, huge on a bulldog but he said it was an allergy to something we feed her. cutting out dairy, and beef liver...keeping her on beef (raw) and a great Canadian made kibble that is beef and pork. if your pup is not super itchy, it might not be mange.

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    he doesn't scratch it either or try to scratch at it. We have been feeding him the same food since he was 14 weeks old, so I wouldn't think food allergy

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcarro45 View Post
    he doesn't scratch it either or try to scratch at it. We have been feeding him the same food since he was 14 weeks old, so I wouldn't think food allergy
    You may not realize, but dogs can develop allergies to certain foods or proteins over time. Lola ate chicken all her life but became allergic rather quickly when she was 18 months old with itchy paws, balding spots, red ears, tear stains, acne all over her chin. We cut it out, and all but the bald spot is back to normal We then cut out venison (which were her treats and alternative kibble). Bald spot is growing back hair we think now too

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    It could be seasonal alopecia. Bruno had this last year. Our vet recommended giving him melatonin once a day.

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    It could be seasonal alopecia. Bruno had this last year. Our vet recommended giving him melatonin once a day.

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    ..... if he is not bothered by it, I am thinking the fence is the culprit, but I would definitley get the scrape done to rule out mange.
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