My Pitbull/Lab mix is losing hair in spots on her sides. Literally spots, she looks almost like a lepord, she has lost hair on her heels, but just on her heels, not anywhere else on her legs. This has just started happening. Her skin isn't black, or pink it's normal color. She is only 1 years old. We have been feeding her Priority Care dog food. Have been bathing her with Pro Nourish dog shampoo. She doesn't scratch, or bite at her skin. Doesn't have fleas. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Hi, don't know if this will help...but I had a dog with a skin condition also. She was losing her hair in spots on her sides at first and then it moved to her head. She did not itch or have fleas and was fed a good diet. She was diagnosed with a skin disease called Sebaceous Adenitis. It's not common but was found in my short-haired pure bred dog. We were able to manage her condition with food and vitamins...somehow we found a combination that worked and never had another problem. I don't know if this is something your dog has...but thought I would suggest it as something to investigate. Good Luck!
I'm sorry to hear about your dog's recent skin condition. It is possible she may be allergic to something that is in her food. The common allergens or wheat, soy and corn. It may also be that her immune system is in a weakened state. While this may not be a great sign, it is something that can be easily fixed. You may want to explore the world of supplements, especially those containing omega fatty acids. I recommend you have a peek here, http://www.inpetsupplements.com and browse the testimonials. I think you'll find that other dogs have had similar issues and have made 100% recoveries! Hope this helps!
12BlackRoses:: did you ever find out what was wrong? if so , what did you do to fix it? My lab/pit mix has the same exact thing going on. shes 1 1/2 yrs and healthy otherwise. Anyone with info , please post! thanks!
I happened on your post and thought this might be helpful -- I was looking for a supplement for my dog on dog.com and came across IN diet supplement for dogs - the comments in their "review product" area might be of interest to you. Good Luck!
I'm seen this issue mentioned before. When dogs have skin issues that are symmetrical, meaning on the both sides of the body, it usually indicates some type of internal issue. Upon examination, a vet would probably look for some type of thyroid, hormonal or endocrine issue that is causing the problem. This is different than issues that are on one side of the body or location, or that appear random, that are usually caused by a parasite or some type of allergen. I found this resource which might be of help - http://www.dog-health-guide.org/DiseasesandConditionsCanineSkin.html