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My 3 y/o female maltese has thinning of her

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.my 3 y/o female maltese has thinning of her wool no skin irritation but she does have discolour on her nose
at times could it be hormonal regards Maxine
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
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I"m sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner, Maxine The most common of the hormonal disorders that causes skin changes is hypothyroidism. This isn't commonly found in a 3 year old, however, but is easily checked with a T4 (total thyroid) blood test.
Where is her haircoat thinning, please? Is she pruritic (itchy) as evidenced by licking or scratching herself? Discoloration of her nose is a nonspecific change. Can you upload photos of her to our conversation? You can use the paperclip icon in the toolbar above your message box or an external app such as

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