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My great dane is loosing hair and in patches and when I pull

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My great dane is loosing hair and in patches and when I pull it out it almost looks like some kind of mites but I know that it is not. I give him baths and wipe him down with medicated tea tree oil since it is soo cold now and want to keep him as clean as possible since it is the winter time. I wonder can it be a thyroid problem. He is 8 years old, but I am so embarrassed to take him to the vet cause he looks so bad that he looks like a moth has take residency on his coat what is left of it. Can you give me your opinion please?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Drhollowayvet replied 1 year ago.

Hello this is Dr. Hollloway but you can call me Dr. H for short.

I am sorry to hear that you have some hair loss problems with Bob. Let me ask a few questions first so that I have a better idea of what is going on.

- Dr. H