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    Default Re: seasonal flank alopecia

    @Manydogs do you give to them with dinner or before bedtime? Does it upset their stomach if you don't give it to them with food? Also, I've been rubbing coconut oil on it every day too, should I continue doing this? He's due for a bath but I'm worried that it'll cause him to lose even more hair. Is there a special shampoo I should use?
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    @CCandMurray My dogs get a "snack" before bed. A little bit of their dog food with 2 tbsps of yogurt. I just put the pill in the yogurt. They suck up anything!
    Coconut oil may help. As you can see I am not expert,as Maude still has bald! The other's didn't get like that-just black under the hair-no hair loss, but they were getting Melatonin BEFORE the SFA appeared. No effects at all on stomach. A bath will not cause hair loss, but it will remove hair that is loose.
    Some vet said to use nioxin shampoo(for people with hair loss)-but I only read that somewhere. I use Dawn dish incase there are fleas hiding!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCandMurray View Post
    @Manydogs do you give to them with dinner or before bedtime? Does it upset their stomach if you don't give it to them with food? Also, I've been rubbing coconut oil on it every day too, should I continue doing this? He's due for a bath but I'm worried that it'll cause him to lose even more hair. Is there a special shampoo I should use?
    Lambeau is getting a spot on his one side... I started rubbing the coconut oil on it and giving vitamin D.... seems it is not getting bigger, but not going away either. But, I has only been about 3 wks I've been doing it.... so we'll see
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    @Manydogs Lynn I am so sorry I'm sure by now I'm driving you nuts but I have another couple of questions: do you give the melatonin to all the dogs just as a precaution? If so what age did you start giving it to them or do you only give it to them seasonally when/if you notice they have hair loss?

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    @CCandMurray I started giving Melatonin when Maude got SFA. So the others got melatonin at the same time as Maude- BEFORE they got SFA.(just the bullies) Their skin turned dark,but they never had hair loss,and after about a month their skin went back to normal. That is why I think that melatonin helps prevent it-before it gets to the bald stage. The hair has never grown back on one side of Maude.
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    I tried nustock yesterday will keep you guys posted with murray's progress!

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    The vet didn't have an open time slot when I originally had planned one. Said they would give me Heartworm prevention without an appointment. Season flank allopecia?




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    Quote Originally Posted by RJ Abella View Post
    The vet didn't have an open time slot when I originally had planned one. Said they would give me Heartworm prevention without an appointment. Season flank allopecia?




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    This picture is the back , correct? If yes.. It is not SFA... SFA happens only on the sides (flank). I would have a vet look at it, it is staph infection or some type of dermatitis


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    It is the back. It isn't crusty and there are no scabs. Hobbs isn't itchy. I leave to go on a work trip today and will be gone for 9 days. My brother will be caring for Hobbs while I'm gone. Is this something that I can get looked at by a vet when I get back or should I schedule something ASAP? I really want to be present. Hobbs seems fine, it's just he's shedding a lot and has these balding spots


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    Quote Originally Posted by RJ Abella View Post
    It is the back. It isn't crusty and there are no scabs. Hobbs isn't itchy. I leave to go on a work trip today and will be gone for 9 days. My brother will be caring for Hobbs while I'm gone. Is this something that I can get looked at by a vet when I get back or should I schedule something ASAP? I really want to be present. Hobbs seems fine, it's just he's shedding a lot and has these balding spots


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    It could be an allergic reaction... What food are you feeding?


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    He was on Fromm's beef frittata, but I just switched him to Fromm's Tunalini the other day to see if it gets better. He gets a little yogurt or pumpkin in the morning depending on the stool and a tablespoon of coconut oil with his dinner


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    Quote Originally Posted by RJ Abella View Post
    He was on Fromm's beef frittata, but I just switched him to Fromm's Tunalini the other day to see if it gets better. He gets a little yogurt or pumpkin in the morning depending on the stool and a tablespoon of coconut oil with his dinner


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    Ok.. Give that a few weeks unless more issues appear--- could be allergic to beef


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