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My Dog Has Dark A Large Dark Spot On Her back That Started

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My Dog Has Dark A Large Dark Spot On Her back That Started From Her Tail, Also She Is Loosing Her Hair. What Could That Be?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Dan replied 4 years ago.

HiCustomer

 

Thanks for using JustAnswer.com, I'm Dr. Dan and I'll try to help you.

 

Is the hair loss in the same spot as dark spot?

Can you describe the pattern of hairloss?

Is your dog gaining or losing weight?

Has your dog changed her eating patterns?

Has she changed her drinking patterns?

Is she itchy on her dark spot or in the areas of hair loss?

Finally what breed is she?

 

Dr. Dan

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

She is A Chuwahua The Spot started From Her Tail And Then Now It's All Over Her Back, She Is Loosing her Hair. She Connot Reach To Scrach It.

Expert:  Dr. Dan replied 4 years ago.

Is the hair loss in the same spot as dark spot?

Is your dog gaining or losing weight?

Has your dog changed her eating patterns?

Has she changed her drinking patterns?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Y It's In The Same Spot.

No Gain Or Loosing.

Eating Or Drinking Pattern Has Not Changed.

 

Expert:  Dr. Dan replied 4 years ago.

There are 4 causes of sudden hair loss and pigment changes in the skin.

 

1. Thyroid disease, there is a blood test for this, and can be treated by thyroid supplement. http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=461

 

2. Cushings disease, there is a blood test for this and can be treated by drugs or surgery depending on if it's caused by the brain or the adrenal glands. http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&C=&A=1193&SourceID=

 

3. Baldness, there are certain breeds (including chihuahua's) that have a baldness gene, this is proven only through surgery (skin biopsy).

 

4. Alopecia X, rare in Chihuahua's put possible:

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=1487

 

I would strongly recommend seeing your vet for a thyroid and cushings test before it gets worse and is harder to control. I hope this helps, best wishes.

 

Dr. Dan

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