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    Hey y'all it's been a while since I've been on here. I had a question to see if anyone knows what this could be. Emmitt has bald spots on both sides of him and it doesn't look like demodex as he had that when he was younger and the spots are almost equal on both sides and I know demodex couldn't be like this. I thought maybe it's alopecia (spelling?) but his skin isn't black. Or maybe it's the weather and that's why this is happening... Anyways he has a vet appointment next wk and it doesn't bother him at all... He doesn't itch or anything it's just weird I've never seen anything like this and wanted to see if anyone knew what it could be so I would know in advance and take all suggestions to him... Thanks in advance!


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    Looks like seasonal alopecia to me.
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    Lola had this exact thing happen to her. I think its a food allergy. The hair actually grew back when we added some raw salmon (commercially available dog food) to her diet. Until then she had only been on venison, chicken or beef.
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    Default Re: Bald spots on Emmitts sides

    Looks like "Seasonal Flank Alopecia" to me as well. The reason it's not black underneath but pinky white is because Emmitt is white haired just like our Dually. We went through this last year for the first time and the hair grew back a few months later .


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    Default Re: Bald spots on Emmitts sides

    Quote Originally Posted by MarleneK View Post
    Looks like "Seasonal Flank Alopecia" to me as well. The reason it's not black underneath but pinky white is because Emmitt is white haired just like our Dually. We went through this last year for the first time and the hair grew back a few months later .
    Great info, if it is SFA, melatonin is supposed to work wonders, and some natural sunlight.


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    Hmmmm... Petunia has flank alopecia since she was 2 yrs old...her skin DID turn black and has remained. I would try the melatonin and see what happens especially since his skin is NOT black.

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    Our Leiah had this seasonally for a few years. Once we got her on thyroid medicine it never returned.


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    i dont think its alopecia because it's not black, i read up on the possible causes since Lola had the same type of hair loss, and even our vet said allergies. I would take the food down to one protein source and give it a try for a few weeks. You may not be able to get the hair to grow back but you will notice if it stops spreading

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    I agree w/everyone else… it looks like SFA to me. Bella would get this, and it would go away. Hers always came when the weather would change, and her nose would get runny.

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    What did the vet say? My bully has very similar spots of hair loss. we have done, impression test, scrape test, and blood test, alopecia is the only thing we haven't ruled out.

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    Likely An allergy if skin isn't black, alopecia if skin turns black

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmmittPylate View Post
    Hey y'all it's been a while since I've been on here. I had a question to see if anyone knows what this could be. Emmitt has bald spots on both sides of him and it doesn't look like demodex as he had that when he was younger and the spots are almost equal on both sides and I know demodex couldn't be like this. I thought maybe it's alopecia (spelling?) but his skin isn't black. Or maybe it's the weather and that's why this is happening... Anyways he has a vet appointment next wk and it doesn't bother him at all... He doesn't itch or anything it's just weird I've never seen anything like this and wanted to see if anyone knew what it could be so I would know in advance and take all suggestions to him... Thanks in advance!


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