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    Hello guys! I've searched and searched. Now I have a small problem.

    Tonka has a small bald spot that I noticed a few days ago. He doesn't scratch it. So it is not itchy. It isn't wet, so no puss or anything. I do not think it's a hot spot. It could be a hot spot healing maybe? Not too sure. I'm not sure what it is.

    I was going to clean it with apple cider vinegar and put coconut oil on it.

    Before I do it I wanted to ask everyone opinion before. Any recommendations on to what to do? And what is the cause of this one bald spot?


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    A bald spot could be a sign of Demodex mange. That is how Bogeys manifested, and it was never itchy, just a bald spot under his chin on his neck. I have heard that coconut oil is great for killing mites, so it won't hurt, but I would have a scraping to be sure- they are hard to get rid of, but if caught early, it lessens the treatment time.
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    Vegas get's these sometimes soon due to allergies. Watch it closely and make sure no other appear, because like @merr55 said it could be a sign of mange. Vegas also has had that.

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    Default Re: Bald Spot on Tonka

    yes lola had a few bald spots, but they were never even a bit pink. her's lasted almost a year, but completely grew back when we switched to raw food, and gave her salmon oil to supplement. could be as easy as a food allergy. our vet wouldnt even scrape her because she wasnt itchy at all. we started giving lola vitamin E a few times a week by piercing the capsules and squirting it on her food. we'd put it on her bald spot as well but it was sticky, and as i said, the hair grew back completely only when we gave her different food.

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    It could be Demodex mange or just from allergies. Diva got one a month ago and it was just from an allergy. We put some Chlorhexidine on it and it is fine now.
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    I'd get a scrape done to rule out mange... As Mary stated, get it early and it will heal quicker
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    Default Re: Bald Spot on Tonka

    I would go to the vet and have a scrape done like the others said it never hurts if its negative then most likely an allergy Sheldon gets these sometimes.

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    Default Re: Bald Spot on Tonka

    thank you guys! went to the vet, and said it's a small case of the mange. he also said not to worry since Tonka is still a puppy. He said keep it clean and watch it over the next few days. And if it gets worst it, he will prescribe medication. But since he is a puppy, they usually get it and it goes away. So all I have to do now is keep an eye out. Thanks for all the help!

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