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    Okay guys, briley has some bilateral symmetrical hair loss and idk what's going on.

    I don't think it's allergies because it's symmetrical, and this is the only "allergy sign", and I don't think it's mange because it's not seeming to bother him too bad, and mange doesn't usually isn't symmetrical either.

    He's gotten spots like this before, but the largest was quarter sized and they made him itch so much he bled, also ones in the past started out as a little pimple looking thing that excreted a clear, greasy, liquid.
    Those were normally present when his yeast acts up. I don't think it's yeast either because it doesn't have the yeasty smell or feel.






    Also, if anyone knows a good vet in the Katy/Houston area that is reasonably priced I'd appreciate the info! Since moving back from San Antonio, I've used the vet my parents took their dogs too. They're insanely overpriced and I feel as if they don't care about my dog at all, but that's a story for another time haha!


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    Oh, and his ears are fine and he has no other symptoms that I've noticed.


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    It looks and sounds like he may have seasonal alopecea. (sp?) One solution is light therapy but melatonin(3 to 6mg day) is also used for this. It is common is Bully breeds.
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    It does look like that, this issue just came up last week and this is the link to the thread http://www.englishbulldognews.com/fo...sonal+alopecia , I'm sorry to see Briley is going through this right now.

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    Glad you sent me that link!! Thank you! I have seen that name before but never seen pictures to associate it and now I know that is also symmetrical and it makes sense. When I previously googled it, there were pictures of all things hair loss related so I didn't know which pictures were a good example. I started the melatonin a couple days ago because I figured it can't hurt anything.

    For anyone who's had this, is there any other things, maybe topical things that have been known to work?


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    Quote Originally Posted by brileythebully View Post
    Glad you sent me that link!! Thank you! I have seen that name before but never seen pictures to associate it and now I know that is also symmetrical and it makes sense. When I previously googled it, there were pictures of all things hair loss related so I didn't know which pictures were a good example. I started the melatonin a couple days ago because I figured it can't hurt anything.

    For anyone who's had this, is there any other things, maybe topical things that have been known to work?


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    My Frenglish, Carlie had it last year. I used Nu Stock, and rubbed it into the bald patches about every three days. It didn't take long before the hair started growing in.
    It is great stuff, that I have used for 40 yrs.
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    @Manydogs thanks!


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    @brileythebully Yes i know a good bully vet in the Houston/Katy area. Dr. Dikeman or Dr. Kampschmidt at Brittmorre Animal Hospital are who we and many others in Houston and surrounding areas use. We have been there alot recently dealing with Harlea's issues and I think they are very reasonably priced.
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    Bella had seasonal alopecia, and that's what it looks like to me...

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    @Marine91 I've been researching, and it ends up with him! Now that I see you, and a few others on the site use him as well I think I will give it a try.
    Do you know if they are accommodating with aggressive dogs? Briley has recently gone through drastic behavior changes due to his abusive past. Were working on them, and he's much better but not so much to be at super busy scary places.


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    To be honest I do not know. A few times we have been there we have seen a few aggressive or extremely agitated dogs in there so I would have to assume they have dealt with aggressive dogs in the past. Almost every time we have been there we have seen multiple other bullies.

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    That's awesome! I love seeing other bullies. I usually check in, with him in the car, go sit in the car with him and someone will wave their hand out the door when they're ready for us so we can walk straight to the room so I can keep him stress level as low as possible and keep him from getting agitated so he can be calm when we see the vet. Thanks again! @Marine91


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