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Dr. John, Texas Veterinarian
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We have a pure breed Japanese Akita, problem is she is

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We have a pure breed Japanese Akita, problem is she is constantly scratching & now I have noticed some hair/fur has come off her leg
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: No wounds/sores of any kind
JA: What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Akita, 14 months, she has just finished shedding (I have one black carpet)
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Akita?
Customer: I don't think so
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 6 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

How long has she been showing these signs?
Where does she scratch/itch most? Just this leg?
Any other changes to the skin (ie pustules, pimples, redness, crusts/scaling, ulcers, or sores)?
Any diet change in the 2 months before this started?
What flea treatment did you use? When did you last apply it?