Does anyone have a problem with baldness?

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Does anyone have a problem with baldness?

Postby Codys_mum » Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:40 am

Well not you all, but your dogs?
Cody's hair has pretty much worn away around the front of his neck where his collar goes, is there anything I can do besides taking his collar off in the house?
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Postby julie64 » Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:07 am

I had that problem with Lilly. Lisa from Collarmania made her a collar with all edges wrapped, so it no longer irritates her neck.

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Postby msvette2u » Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:22 am

If it's nylon, switch to a soft leather.
x2 www.collarmania.com

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Postby pacopoe » Wed Sep 10, 2008 12:11 pm

True, leather is the most similar to your dog's genetic make-up and therefore will cause less irritation. Synthetics in general, including dyes, can increase irritation.

Also check from the inside-out... is your dog getting balanced nutrition? Adding a supplement like salmon oil or vitamin E can strengthen the hair shaft and reduce skin irritation.

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Postby Codys_mum » Wed Sep 10, 2008 12:33 pm

thanks for the advice...he usually wears a matingale collar, maybe the metal is irritating him, some of those collarmania collers are great.

I feed him Natures Variety Prairie, plus he gets a 1000mg salmon oil capsule every morning (if I don't forget), his coat is great on top, but his belly and inside his back legs hes almost bald as a coot!

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Postby mcgirau » Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:52 pm

Sounds like your dog has mange. you should take your dog to the vet and have a skin scraping(only 35 bucks or so).

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Postby FBODGRL » Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:12 pm

Codys_mum wrote:thanks for the advice...he usually wears a matingale collar, maybe the metal is irritating him, some of those collarmania collers are great.

I feed him Natures Variety Prairie, plus he gets a 1000mg salmon oil capsule every morning (if I don't forget), his coat is great on top, but his belly and inside his back legs hes almost bald as a coot!


Khan's belly and inside his legs are bald too. He also has very little fur on his chest. There was a thread not to long ago...alot of us have bald bellied babies!

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Postby OlympianAB » Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:38 am

mcgirau wrote:Sounds like your dog has mange. you should take your dog to the vet and have a skin scraping(only 35 bucks or so).


how does it sound like mange??...most people including if they wear something on the same spot rubbs the hair off...

Like wear cowboy boats everyday and they will slowly rub the hair off your lower cafe.

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Postby mcgirau » Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:50 pm

you are explaining the same symptoms that Jack has, he was diagnosed with Demodectic Mange, We thought that he had dry skin or a possible allergy. We have been giving Jack Salmon oil in his food at night and about a month ago, he had developed a spot on his neck and on his ribs and thighs. That is when we took him in to get a skin scraping. We found out that if it continues untreated, it can cause almost complete hair loss. It is worth the 30 bucks to cross it off the list. Just my two cents. Hope this helps.

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Postby mcgirau » Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:24 pm

hair lost on his neck
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his legs and his side looked the same

now after being on the medication

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Postby OlympianAB » Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:28 pm

i can tell you a skin scrapping here is more like 150 dollars not 30..i wish they were 30..i'm jealous..


and to the OP, both my dogs have baldish bellies and back legs..

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Postby Hammer 4 » Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:16 pm

OlympianAB wrote:i can tell you a skin scrapping here is more like 150 dollars not 30..i wish they were 30..i'm jealous..


and to the OP, both my dogs have baldish bellies and back legs..


A 150.00 for a scrapping..!!!!! are you in canada by any chance..? :))

36.00 here.. :thumbsup:

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Postby OlympianAB » Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:32 pm

nope baltimore MD..what my last one charged about 3 yrs ago...near my oldest girls eye.

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Postby Codys_mum » Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:27 am

thanks for the replys...I am almost certain it is just caused by the collar, the baldness is not isolated to one spot, it's just thinned out a whole bunch. He goes in for his annual shots in a few days so I will have the vet check him out.

Does anyone know how much those collarmania leather collars cost? They are nice, but no prices show up.

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Postby FBODGRL » Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:19 am

The prices vary. Click on them and do the form. It will figure out the price for you.

I LOVE my collarmania collars! The newest I got was leather and it is awesome!


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