why is he losing hair?

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why is he losing hair?

Postby mydogroxy » Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:35 pm

we've had fudgie for about 2 months now. he's been receiving supplements up the ying yang, along with a the typical ivermectin treatment for demodex. he improved DRAMATICALLY in those two months, but is now losing hair again. nothing in his life has changed with regards to stress levels or treatment.

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Postby MikeZev » Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:46 pm

sheeit. i thought this thread was about me.

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Postby Jorsher » Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:58 pm

Been trying to find out why my dog is losing hair for months.

She doesn't scratch and it's consistent so not mange.

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Postby mydogroxy » Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:31 pm

no one has any ideas? he has demodex mange. we just got back from boston yesterday and his hair loss is really noticeable now. i know stress can bring on mange, but nothing in his life has changed. ideas?

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Postby FBODGRL » Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:50 pm

Is it patches or is he losing it all over?

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Postby msvette2u » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:09 pm

mydogroxy wrote:no one has any ideas? he has demodex mange. we just got back from boston yesterday and his hair loss is really noticeable now. i know stress can bring on mange, but nothing in his life has changed. ideas?


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Postby MikeZev » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:18 pm

not the best pic and it has gotten worse since this pic was taken..


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Postby mydogroxy » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:31 pm

as the pictures show, it's in patches, but it's not localized to one area. the patches are all over.

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Postby Maryellen » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:44 pm

normally the dead fur falls out and the new fur grows in very slowly, and starts out as peach fuzz.... its very possible he is getting rid of the dead fur and the new fur will start coming in like peach fuzz, or he is having another mange attack.. normally it takes 3 months to get the peach fuzz to grow in (chance lost what little fur he had left when i got him and had all new peach fuzz growing in at the 3 month mark)

is he still on the ivermectin and stuff?

the smallest amount of stress can get the mange to surface again.. so even if you think he is not stressed, its very well he could be...

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Postby msvette2u » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:51 pm

Sexual maturity is approaching(?) and could be triggering a relapse of the demo - at this point it's going to be maturity stress v. neuter stress and both will be tough on him, demodectically speaking. Further, even if you continue to wait to do the surgery, the surgery will still stress him and could trigger a relapse when it's finally done.

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Postby Maryellen » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:54 pm

chocolate i forgot he was intact, that could have a HUGE impact like yvette said... hormones = stress.. = hello mange mites...

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Postby FBODGRL » Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:05 pm

I was originally thinking new fur like ME posted, but after seeing the pics it looks mange like to me.

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Postby mydogroxy » Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:28 pm

he's still on everything he has been. he is intact and about 9 months old now, so i suppose it could very well have something to do with him maturing.

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Postby Leslie H » Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:54 pm

His immune system may pick up more in the next few months. He's not mature yet, and neither is his immune system.

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Postby UnconventionalLove » Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:41 am

I dont mean to jack the thread, but if a dog had dermodex at one point, does that mean they are suseptable to it forever? It could reoccur at any time?


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