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    Default Re: seasonal flank alopecia

    Quote Originally Posted by Manydogs View Post
    @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.
    Barkley got SFA for the 1st time last year and after it had already gotten bad on both sides I started giving the melatonin. It took a LONG time for the fur to finally grow back, but it did! I also was using a really cheap brand of the melatonin at first and not seeing much results so then bought some of the Nature Made brand and that seemed to help much more!

    This year his sides started thinning a little so I started him on the melatonin right away and it cleared right up and is back to normal! So I do think if you can start them on it right away that it will work better/faster! I will probably start him on it again next year around the same time to help prevent it again.

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    Update on Hobbs. I didn't end up taking him to a vet. I asked a bulldog breeding friend and she recommended that I change his food to Taste of the Wild Salmon. I'm still not comfortable switching to a Diamond product and stuck with Fromm Salmon. I'm happy I stuck with this food because Hobb's stool is always firm now and he poops when we take him out in the morning and evening like clockwork. She told me to bath Hobbs with GNC anti fungal shampoo 3 times a week for 2 weeks and feed him 1 zrtec everyday for 30 days. The shampoo and conditioner did the trick! He is shedding like a normal bulldog and his bald patches aren't getting worse. I recommend the product! GNC Pets Medicated Anti-Bacterial & Anti-Fungal Shampoo- Lavender Scent - GNC PETS 1020873 - GNC

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    Default Re: seasonal flank alopecia

    Quote Originally Posted by RJ Abella View Post
    Update on Hobbs. I didn't end up taking him to a vet. I asked a bulldog breeding friend and she recommended that I change his food to Taste of the Wild Salmon. I'm still not comfortable switching to a Diamond product and stuck with Fromm Salmon. I'm happy I stuck with this food because Hobb's stool is always firm now and he poops when we take him out in the morning and evening like clockwork. She told me to bath Hobbs with GNC anti fungal shampoo 3 times a week for 2 weeks and feed him 1 zrtec everyday for 30 days. The shampoo and conditioner did the trick! He is shedding like a normal bulldog and his bald patches aren't getting worse. I recommend the product! GNC Pets Medicated Anti-Bacterial & Anti-Fungal Shampoo- Lavender Scent - GNC PETS 1020873 - GNC
    Great to hear it is getting better! Please keep us posted


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    Default Re: seasonal flank alopecia

    @CCandMurray

    How did the Nu Stock work?

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    Default Re: seasonal flank alopecia

    It worked okay, he had it that season and then *knock on wood* hasn't had it since!

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    Default Re: seasonal flank alopecia

    If Nu Stock worked I wonder how this shampoo would work since it also has sulfur:
    SynergyLabs Veterinary Formula Clinical Care Antiparasitic & Antiseborrheic Medicated Shampoo for Dogs
    https://www.amazon.com/SynergyLabs-V.../dp/B0037Z6VK8

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    Default Re: seasonal flank alopecia

    Hi RJ ... I know this post is very old. However, I was wondering if you ever found out what was causing these patches of missing fur? My 10 month old bully just developed the same thing this week ... no rash no itching ... just missing patches on his back

    Thank you!

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    Default Re: seasonal flank alopecia

    Quote Originally Posted by Jacquibr View Post
    Hi RJ ... I know this post is very old. However, I was wondering if you ever found out what was causing these patches of missing fur? My 10 month old bully just developed the same thing this week ... no rash no itching ... just missing patches on his back

    Thank you!
    it is usually due to low immune system... I switched to raw food and my Lambeau's SFA all filled in. Also, try 1200 mg of fish oil twice a day... that really helped too. Some use melatonin, but that did not work for my guy
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