my german shephard puppy 11 months old is losing his hair on his left elbow and it seems to be spreading, what can I do
Type of Animal: German Shepherd Dog
Age: 11 months
Name of Dog: Hans
nothing as of yet.
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Is he scratching / licking / or rubbing the area?
It does not seem to be bothering him but is loosing hair and seems to be spreading.
Has any testing been done on this area?
At this age - causes to consider would include:
- Bacterial skin infection- Mites (Demodectic Mange)- Fungal infections (Ringworm as an example - LINK)
Especially if spreading - Often in these cases, an easy way to differentiate the causes above is a good physical examination and a skin scraping (LINK HERE) to look at under the microscope.
thank you we will get him a appointment with the vet as soon as possible
You are very welcome!
also not to long ago we ask for your help with our female german shephard puppy Heidi and your answer was right on the money when she went through her first heat. Thanks again
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