What is this? Can you help identify it?

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What is this? Can you help identify it?

Postby eashanna » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:52 pm

2 day ago i noticed something on Rockys front left elbow area. It looked like little patches of hair was missing

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Any idea what it could be?

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Re: What is this? Can you help identify it?

Postby AmberS » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:00 pm

mange?

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Re: What is this? Can you help identify it?

Postby pitsnok » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:53 pm

Harlow had this in places around her head and neck. We saw the vet about her being lethargic, having blackheads, and also the thinning of her hair. Some blood work was done and it was determined that she has hypothyroidism.

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Re: What is this? Can you help identify it?

Postby eashanna » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:58 pm

pitsnok wrote:Harlow had this in places around her head and neck. We saw the vet about her being lethargic, having blackheads, and also the thinning of her hair. Some blood work was done and it was determined that she has hypothyroidism.


and what is the cure for it? Are there meds he can take? He is not lethargic nor does he have thinning hair aside from those spots. I will take him on Sunday since that's the next day off I have

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Re: What is this? Can you help identify it?

Postby Misskiwi67 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:46 pm

Yes, hypothyroidism is fixable with a teeny pill taken twice a day... and its cheap too, usually less than $20 a month.

The thyroid panel to diagnose hypothyroidism will run you 150 or so, I wouldn't diagnose hypothyroidism based on skin issues alone unless a full panel was done.

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Re: What is this? Can you help identify it?

Postby pitsnok » Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:09 am

I wouldn't jump to any conclusions, I was just saying that is just the only time I have seen something like that on my dogs. If he is not lethargic, and is still acting like himself then I wouldn't worry about him having hypothyroidism.

(But if it were, it is easily fixed. Harlow takes two pills a day, and was back to her usual self in three weeks. And, the pills cost us $16 for six weeks worth.)

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Re: What is this? Can you help identify it?

Postby eashanna » Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:40 pm

Thanks for the info!

Misskiwi, have you seen anything like that? What else could it be?


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