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My 3 y/o female maltese has thinning of her

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.my 3 y/o female maltese...
.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
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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 imgur.com.
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