Missing Patch of Hair

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Good Day!! Wondering if your Bully has experienced missing patches of fur. Bomber is turning 3 and this is the first time he's lost a patch of fur. With a quick google search we found it could possibly be "seasonal flank alopecia". Simply cosmetic and will hopefully grow back in spring. We're still going to take him to the vet to factor out ringworm or mange. Any advice to prevent/cure ?
 

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Welcome! Can you post a picture o the spot? depending on where it is and the size, it could be a staph infection or some type of dermatitis so it is good to get the vet check and have a scrape done to identify
 
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Good Day!! Wondering if your Bully has experienced missing patches of fur. Bomber is turning 3 and this is the first time he's lost a patch of fur. With a quick google search we found it could possibly be "seasonal flank alopecia". Simply cosmetic and will hopefully grow back in spring. We're still going to take him to the vet to factor out ringworm or mange. Any advice to prevent/cure ?
Went to the vet…. Confirmed it’s not ringworm or mange. Suggested medicinal shampoo twice a week. Gonna check back in a couple weeks
 

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Went to the vet…. Confirmed it’s not ringworm or mange. Suggested medicinal shampoo twice a week. Gonna check back in a couple weeks
I’m going through same issue on Geoffs back, was prescribed antibiotics and medicated shampoo. Finished course of antibiotics and the ( what can only be described as crushed biscuits in fur ) has gone but the fur thinning is an issue ongoing. He isn’t scratching or in any discomfort. Is there anything recommended for growing back fur?
 

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Went to the vet…. Confirmed it’s not ringworm or mange. Suggested medicinal shampoo twice a week. Gonna check back in a couple weeks
What food are you using… brand and protein?
 

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I’m going through same issue on Geoffs back, was prescribed antibiotics and medicated shampoo. Finished course of antibiotics and the ( what can only be described as crushed biscuits in fur ) has gone but the fur thinning is an issue ongoing. He isn’t scratching or in any discomfort. Is there anything recommended for growing back fur?
Hi, Nustock is supposed to help hair regrowth too.
 

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Hi, Nustock is supposed to help hair regrowth too.
It isn’t sctusl bald spots more really thin patches. If I tried to apply Nustock it would just mat his fur. I’ve used Nustock on bald spots and agree it seemed to promote the fur to grow back in those area
 

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Good Day!! Wondering if your Bully has experienced missing patches of fur. Bomber is turning 3 and this is the first time he's lost a patch of fur. With a quick google search we found it could possibly be "seasonal flank alopecia". Simply cosmetic and will hopefully grow back in spring. We're still going to take him to the vet to factor out ringworm or mange. Any advice to prevent/cure ?
Yes! My bulldog has the same thing. Our vet encouraged us to give her melatonin (5mgs) daily, which is based on her weight, and It worked. It seems to return in late fall but does improve in the spring. (I wonder if using the furminator deshedding tool made it worse.)
In the second pic you can see where the alopecia was - it completely filled in by mid-spring.
 

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ppardoski

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Good Day!! Wondering if your Bully has experienced missing patches of fur. Bomber is turning 3 and this is the first time he's lost a patch of fur. With a quick google search we found it could possibly be "seasonal flank alopecia". Simply cosmetic and will hopefully grow back in spring. We're still going to take him to the vet to factor out ringworm or mange. Any advice to prevent/cure ?
My Beauty had seasonal flank alopecia, and all prescriptions vet prescribed didn't work and were costly and it kept recurring. I worked in Pet Nutrition, and Holistic health and using 3mg capsules of Melatonin/day (open capsule & sprinkle over food) each morning year-round solved the problem. I kept her on the 3mg maintenance dose her entire life. Initially, I gave her 9mg for the 1st 30days, and her fur grew back completely within 60 days - no spots. NOW Brand has 90 30mg capsules in a bottle for $2.99. This is also used to treat alopecia in human males. No prednisone or allergy meds prescribed by vet ever worked. It also worked for my neighbor's tan bully girl.
 

ppardoski

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Hi, Nustock is supposed to help hair regrowth too.
Melatonin 3mg day capsule - open capsule & sprinkle over food. Hair grows back within 60 days. Kept my Beauty on 3mg/day maintenance dose for her entire life and never had another issue. Prednisone, antibiotics, allergy meds never worked. NOW Brand has 90 3mg capsules for $2.99. Best cure!!
 

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Melatonin does work for most, but it did not for my guy. Vitamin D helped but the best fix was a raw diet.

find what works for your baby as they are all different
 

lauracarlson

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Good Day!! Wondering if your Bully has experienced missing patches of fur. Bomber is turning 3 and this is the first time he's lost a patch of fur. With a quick google search we found it could possibly be "seasonal flank alopecia". Simply cosmetic and will hopefully grow back in spring. We're still going to take him to the vet to factor out ringworm or mange. Any advice to prevent/cure ?
Good Day!! Wondering if your Bully has experienced missing patches of fur. Bomber is turning 3 and this is the first time he's lost a patch of fur. With a quick google search we found it could possibly be "seasonal flank alopecia". Simply cosmetic and will hopefully grow back in spring. We're still going to take him to the vet to factor out ringworm or mange. Any advice to prevent/cure ?
My bulldog, almost three years old, has the same problem. I have tried every kind of food. My last bulldog had the same problem and gave him melatonin and it all grew back pretty fast. Not this bulldog. They are pretty large patches on both sides of her flank. Do you have pictures of yours you can post? We have had every thing checked, thyroid for one...I did send in some hair to 5 Strands and she does have alot of allergies, I have already changed her to Lamb but so far it seems like she is losing more hair.
 

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My bulldog, almost three years old, has the same problem. I have tried every kind of food. My last bulldog had the same problem and gave him melatonin and it all grew back pretty fast. Not this bulldog. They are pretty large patches on both sides of her flank. Do you have pictures of yours you can post? We have had every thing checked, thyroid for one...I did send in some hair to 5 Strands and she does have alot of allergies, I have already changed her to Lamb but so far it seems like she is losing more hair.

What are you currently feeding her???

If her allergies are getting worse and more hair is falling out, maybe a different diet can help and immune boost.

What brand of food is it??
 

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