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    I just got my pup and he has some dry bald spots. He does not itch them and only has a few.
    Vet said it could have been his brothers and sisters playing with him but I don't think that's it. And the end of his ears are dry also. Any help?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hneves View Post
    I just got my pup and he has some dry bald spots. He does not itch them and only has a few.
    Vet said it could have been his brothers and sisters playing with him but I don't think that's it. And the end of his ears are dry also. Any help?
    Those do not look like anything from playing that's for sure. I would get him to the vet for a skin scrape - could be mange or mites. Does he have them anywhere else? Red spots, that are irritated could be allergies, but this doesn't look red, so its questionable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TyTysmom View Post
    Those do not look like anything from playing that's for sure. I would get him to the vet for a skin scrape - could be mange or mites. Does he have them anywhere else? Red spots, that are irritated could be allergies, but this doesn't look red, so its questionable.

    He has a few other small ones.. Top of his head and on his side but they are smaller. The only big one is the one attached in the photo.

    I just attached a couple more pictures and also a picture of the tip of his ear
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    Quote Originally Posted by hneves View Post
    He has a few other small ones.. Top of his head and on his side but they are smaller. The only big one is the one attached in the photo.

    I just attached a couple more pictures and also a picture of the tip of his ear

    I'm not a vet, but based on my own personal experiences, I believe that looks like a form of mange. Which he will need medicine for. Please get him to a vet - they will do a skin scrape to confirm.... but that is "not" from him simply playing. That is for sure. Tagging some members to chime in @2BullyMama @brutus77 @ddnene

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    Quote Originally Posted by TyTysmom View Post
    I'm not a vet, but based on my own personal experiences, I believe that looks like a form of mange. Which he will need medicine for. Please get him to a vet - they will do a skin scrape to confirm.... but that is "not" from him simply playing. That is for sure.
    Yeah I have an appointment on the 19 for his vacs. It's hard to get attended with a walk in.
    Now do you think whatever he was in contagious to humans? And do you think I should bring him in asap or I can wait till his appointment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hneves View Post
    Yeah I have an appointment on the 19 for his vacs. It's hard to get attended with a walk in.
    Now do you think whatever he was in contagious to humans? And do you think I should bring him in asap or I can wait till his appointment?
    No, definitely nothing to worry about in humans. Its up to you on the vet visit, perhaps call and see if you can move up his appt. The sooner you get him on meds (if it is mange, or mites) the sooner he will heal up, and it will prevent more spreading. I'd also wash all his bedding, or toys - anything he has afterwards so that it doesn't get picked back up. Use hot hot water to sterilize.

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    I'd take him in asap, like @TyTysmom said if it's mange the sooner they diagnose it the better. Those are not some kind of injuries.

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    I do not have too much experience with this but @ddnene should be able to because Wally gator had it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brutus77 View Post
    I do not have too much experience with this but @ddnene should be able to because Wally gator had it.

    Yup, Tyson had it too when I first rescued him. Its best treated asap, bc it spreads, and its hard to get rid of. Poor Tyson has some spots that although healed never grew back fur because of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TyTysmom View Post
    Those do not look like anything from playing that's for sure. I would get him to the vet for a skin scrape - could be mange or mites. Does he have them anywhere else? Red spots, that are irritated could be allergies, but this doesn't look red, so its questionable.
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    I'd take him in asap, like @TyTysmom said if it's mange the sooner they diagnose it the better. Those are not some kind of injuries.
    Agreed, this is NOT normal for a pup, I would take them in right away, this could be mange, a skin dermititis, ringworm..... I would find out ASAP so you can get the pup the treatment it needs, 8 weeks is young to have something like this.

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    Default Re: 8 week old English Bulldog bald spots

    My Wally had demodex mange, and we caught it in the early stages… you definitely should take him in ASAP. He needs a skin scrape to find out what it is and start treatment… the ONLY thing that could be contagious to humans is ringworm but based on your pictures it doesn't look like ringworm to me. Good luck and keep us posted!!!

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    agree -- vet ASAP too young for something like this and the sooner he is diagnosed and on meds the better for him
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