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    Default Another day, another skin problem - do I need to worry?

    Two days ago, I noticed a little patch of hair on Truman's back was missing. I inspected the patch and it was just missing hair, maybe a little dry, but not otherwise inflamed or irritated. Today, I noticed another patch of thinning hair on his side, the skin around the hair loss is the same as the first patch.

    He is not itching or seem bothered by the patches. They do not seem irritated, red, oozing, or otherwise open or inflamed. There is also no pattern to the patches, as I've seen in some other cases on the board.

    I've been through a case of mange with Linus and I don't think it's that and, since he's only 6 months old, I'm pretty sure it's not an allergy because he hasn't really developed them yet.

    I have a photo below. Does this look familiar with anyone? A coat "blowing," maybe just something innocuous? I've searched through other skin threads and haven't seen anything quite like this so any insight is appreciated.



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    Default Re: Another day, another skin problem - do I need to worry?

    Hmmm.... sorry, I'm no help with this one. I'm haven't seen this with my girls.

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    Default Re: Another day, another skin problem - do I need to worry?

    Hmmmm not sure but there were responses to someone else that was having this issue recently that may help:

    http://www.englishbulldognews.com/fo...ealth/2788.htm

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    Default Re: Another day, another skin problem - do I need to worry?

    Quote Originally Posted by TessaAndSamson View Post
    Hmmmm not sure but there were responses to someone else that was having this issue recently that may help:

    http://www.englishbulldognews.com/fo...ealth/2788.htm
    Yeah, saw that one...but it looks a lot worse than Truman's skin. For now...I'm worried it's going to get worse or I'll spend money to find out it's nothing. Argh, darn skin problems!

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    Default Re: Another day, another skin problem - do I need to worry?

    Not sure here too. But Stig was only 5 months when we got him 2 months ago and we figured out recently that he's allergic to a lot of things. Mainly treats that's made with flour. The vet said that he has 'atopic' allergies where he's born with them rather than developing them over time. He also was diagnosed with mange, and it looked different from your pic. He was itchy, though, if he didn't take a benadryl.

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    Default Re: Another day, another skin problem - do I need to worry?

    Yeah not really sure! I would watch it and see if any more spots develop or get irritated.
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    Default Re: Another day, another skin problem - do I need to worry?

    Sorry but I'm no help either ... hopefully somebody else on here has seen something similar on their bullies??!!

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    Default Re: Another day, another skin problem - do I need to worry?

    Just keep a close eye on it. If it grows at all, I would recommend taking to the vet. Yes, it could be a waste of money, so use your best judgement. Maybe he is starting to develop an allergy to something? The picture is kinda small, can you email it to me so I can get a better look-see? webmaster@englishbulldognews.com

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    Default Re: Another day, another skin problem - do I need to worry?

    Quote Originally Posted by desertskybulldogs View Post
    Just keep a close eye on it. If it grows at all, I would recommend taking to the vet. Yes, it could be a waste of money, so use your best judgement. Maybe he is starting to develop an allergy to something? The picture is kinda small, can you email it to me so I can get a better look-see? webmaster@englishbulldognews.com
    Sure, somehow it shrunk when I put those red circles on to show the spots but I can e-mail a bigger one to you!

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    Default Re: Another day, another skin problem - do I need to worry?

    hmmm i am no help. The only time Georgia had patches missing was when she had hives but u can feel those....Has he been in a tussle of any kind?

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    Default Re: Another day, another skin problem - do I need to worry?

    Quote Originally Posted by gatorfan85 View Post
    hmmm i am no help. The only time Georgia had patches missing was when she had hives but u can feel those....Has he been in a tussle of any kind?
    Why yes, he gets in a friendly tussle several times a day with a certain older brother of his...I was wondering if their horseplay was somehow linked to his missing fur?

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    Default Re: Another day, another skin problem - do I need to worry?

    Its possible because Beefy has alot on his neck rolls and ears from him and Baby Joe....He also got a new one on his side where Georgia was hitting him with her paws today(she thinks she's a boxer lol)

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