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    Unhappy Hair coming out!!! PLEASE HELP!!!

    I was here awhile back about Abby's itchy skin and cysts on her paws. We changed her food and the vet said she was having some allergic reaction to "something". She was put on a steroid and antibiotic. She cleared up within a few days and was back to normal.
    Now, her hair is coming out in patches and she is extremely itchy! The parts of her body that she can reach to scratch, she scratches to the point of bleeding. Her paws,however,are fine this time.
    Also, her mood seems to be fine other than the CONSTANT scratching!
    Any advice on this one? thanks again!!

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    Without seeing pictures, my guess would be mange.. There are topics on here about it with shampoo you can treat it with.. Good luck and I hope you find out what it is...

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    Sounds like either a bacterial skin infection, mites (mange) or horrible hot spots. No matter what it is, it really sounds like she needs a trip to the vet again, the soonest you can get her in

    What food did you end up putting her on? Things you could think about is what may have caused the sudden outbreak..... any changes in her diet? Any new treats? Anything going on in the home that is not normal from the day to day routine that would cause stress? Any new toys?

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    What food did you end putting her on, it still good be that. How long has she been of the steroids, if hasn't been long those could have been hiding that the food wasn't helping. I would try baths to help the itch, I use tea tree with aloe for Blossom from earthbath. Also she has to have a bath every 4-5 days if not she'll itch her self till she bleeds to.

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    I just put a picture of her on my profile page...wasn't sure how to get it here on the thread...it's a really good pic of what I am talking about.

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    I will put the picture here for you @larsav



    Honestly, judging from the picture, it looks like demodex mange, but I have never personally had a dog who has had it, but I have seen a fair share of bullys in photos now who have had it. I am sure you will get more responses as many members here have dealt with mange.

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    I agree - it looks just like mange to me. Take your bully to the vet, ask for a skin scrap and they will be able to tell you right away if it's mange and get your baby on the road to recovery. BOTH of my bullies had it!

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    Do other dogs get this? Or is this another bully thing?

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    No it is common in all dog breeds.

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    I've never dealt with mange, but my daughter's Bully had it a few months ago and she went to the vet. It was easily treatable and she was fine in no time. Glad to hear you got her other issues straightened out.

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    Default Re: Hair coming out!!! PLEASE HELP!!!

    This pic of Abby is SO like a lot of other pics we've had posted here on EBN. All you have to do is type mange into the search part of this website at the top right hand-side. It will take you to a lot of posts and I can almost guarantee that you'll see a LOT of photos that look identical to yours. That should put your mind at rest that you are not alone in this!! By the way, what food did you switch to??

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