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    I posted a few months ago about Dozer having a few spots on his head. We just assumed that he had gotten into something in the yard that had bitten him. Well. Now they're coming back...on the top of his head, and both sides of his face. He's not scratching so it doesn't really seem to be bothering him, but we're at a loss. I've read about demodex mange, but am unsure. I thought I'd come here first before taking him to the vet. I've attached another picture, but it really doesn't do the spots justice.


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    Wally had demodex mange, but his spots were larger and spreading. Only way to know for sure is to have a skin scrape… it could be a staph infection or allergies.

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    It does look like it could be staph infection .... staph or mange you'll need meds to compact either of them so a trip to vet is needed. If it is staph, that is usually due to a weaken immune system so you may want to think about adding a supplement and a probiotic to his daily routine. Also, does he have any known allergies?
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    Tyson had those awhile ago - they did turn out to staph derived from allergies - He would have little patches that turned scabby then fell off. The hair does grow back, thankfully. We started him on fish oil, and probiotic/supplements when it happened and they all went away. He does on occasion get one or two randomly.

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    We battled with food allergies when he was a pup...he's 2 now. He's been on Fromm pork and peas ever since then and hasn't had any issues. He gets only grain free treats and eats apples and bananas. That's it!!! Looks like we'll be making a trip to vet.



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    Quote Originally Posted by kymadmom View Post
    We battled with food allergies when he was a pup...he's 2 now. He's been on Fromm pork and peas ever since then and hasn't had any issues. He gets only grain free treats and eats apples and bananas. That's it!!! Looks like we'll be making a trip to vet.

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