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    I have noticed small spots of hair loss on Iggy's head. I also am noticing today while checking them that he has little bumps that I think may be the start if new spots? One looks like a little sore or possible hot spot starting. No itching that I have noticed. This is only on top of his head, any ideas? I do not believe it is food related, he has been on "go" forever. Grain free, not corn wheat or soy, very healthy otherwise.-imag4286-jpg

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    Default Re: small bald spots on my iggy's head

    Can you catch a picture of it?

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    Default Re: small bald spots on my iggy's head

    Charlei has also had this problem with little hair loss spots on her head twice in the past... (It just started up again a few days ago AGAIN)
    I did go to the vet the first time it happened, but they had no resolution for me, and the hair ended up coming back.
    We have had a ton of company over the last few weeks, so ive been wondering if it's possibly stress related with the interruption of her normal routine for an extended period of time...

    Interested to see if others have had the same problem..

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    You should go to the vet and get a scrape done… my Wally is dealing w/demodex mange. And that is how it started out… Good luck & keep us posted!!!

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    Can you post a picture for us to see the spots?
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    Here it is-imag4290-jpg and another -imag4291-jpg

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    We Took iggy to vet today. He does not have mange. She thinks it may be an allergy from outside. She said pollens and stuff are very high right now, and she asked me if he swims a lot. She said it looks like it was probably moist and got irritated. Not 100% sure, but at least she says it is hot spots. The hair literally was falling out when she was examining him. One was a little bloody. She gave us an antibiotic called NovoLexin it is a 500mg pill twice a day for 14 days. She also told us to take a flea comb and get as much of the hair and crust off, get some air into it, to dry it out and promote healing. Also, she said to use some Epsom salt mixed with warm water and really wash the area with this twice a day for two days. This will soothe and help heal. Benadryl is ok to give for the itching. He has not itched hardly at all. Hope this works, a d hope it's only a seasonal or one time thing!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iggypiggy View Post
    We Took iggy to vet today. He does not have mange. She thinks it may be an allergy from outside. She said pollens and stuff are very high right now, and she asked me if he swims a lot. She said it looks like it was probably moist and got irritated. Not 100% sure, but at least she says it is hot spots. The hair literally was falling out when she was examining him. One was a little bloody. She gave us an antibiotic called NovoLexin it is a 500mg pill twice a day for 14 days. She also told us to take a flea comb and get as much of the hair and crust off, get some air into it, to dry it out and promote healing. Also, she said to use some Epsom salt mixed with warm water and really wash the area with this twice a day for two days. This will soothe and help heal. Benadryl is ok to give for the itching. He has not itched hardly at all. Hope this works, a d hope it's only a seasonal or one time thing!!!!!!

    Happy to hear it is not mange! Hhmm.... did she say anything about a staph infection? that is what it looks and sounds like to me
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    She said it could be some type of bacteria, that is why she gave the antiobiotic. She was pretty confident it would clear up in a few days. She wants to see him in about ten days. If I feel it has not changed or has got worse, I need to go back sooner. He has played a lot in his pool with his fur cousin Charlie. They run around, get hot, then take a dip, rest and then start all over!!!! She said it could be from the dampness. Just to let you know, I never leave it full overnight (breeding ground for mosquitoes) and he does not use it everday. I guess i need to start drying him off better. ?????

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    I'm glad to hear it isn't mange… it's hard to say where his allergies have originated from. Anything new that he's exposed to?!! Detergent, soap, floor cleaners?!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iggypiggy View Post
    She said it could be some type of bacteria, that is why she gave the antiobiotic. She was pretty confident it would clear up in a few days. She wants to see him in about ten days. If I feel it has not changed or has got worse, I need to go back sooner. He has played a lot in his pool with his fur cousin Charlie. They run around, get hot, then take a dip, rest and then start all over!!!! She said it could be from the dampness. Just to let you know, I never leave it full overnight (breeding ground for mosquitoes) and he does not use it everday. I guess i need to start drying him off better. ?????
    keep us posted.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by CharleisMom View Post
    Charlei has also had this problem with little hair loss spots on her head twice in the past... (It just started up again a few days ago AGAIN)
    I did go to the vet the first time it happened, but they had no resolution for me, and the hair ended up coming back.
    We have had a ton of company over the last few weeks, so ive been wondering if it's possibly stress related with the interruption of her normal routine for an extended period of time...

    Interested to see if others have had the same problem..
    I was thinking about the same thing too, it being stress related.

    We went to Santa Barbara this weekend for camping and I noticed it literally appearing as I watched him interact with some friends and their dogs. I saw one spot and then after a few minutes, 2 came, then the 3rd. Jake was shedding so much more than he normally does. I have never seen him shed that much.

    He is happy, eating normally, drinking normally, and just being happy getting all the attention.

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