Dog Veterinary

Ask a Dog Vet and Get Answers to Your Dog Health Questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Dog Veterinary

I have a 12 year old pure Siberian husky. Her visits to the

Customer Question
vet have always been good...
I have a 12 year old pure Siberian husky. Her visits to the vet have always been good. But as of the past couple of months, she has a couple of patches on her body where she has lost hair. It isn't like shedding. It is down to the skin. Is this normal because of her age or do I need to get her to a vet??
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Sadie
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Sadie?
Customer: No
Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 7 minutes by:
7/14/2017
Dog Veterinarian: Dr Scott Nimmo, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 20,919
Experience: BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }
Verified

Hi,I'm Dr Scott. Welcome to JustAnswer, I am working on your question now, you can expect a written reply sometime within the next ten minutes or so.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: Dr Scott Nimmo, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

But before I can start I need a little more information to make things clearer to me, so could you please confirm the following :

1. Is this an itchy condition for your dog?
2. Does the exposed skin look normal or inflamed?
3. Where are the areas of hair loss, perhaps on the abdomen, one on each side roughly in the same position?

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
She doesn't seem to be itchy. It looks normal. There are two patches of that hair loss both about 3 inches long and 1 and a half inch wide. One is on her lower back and one is kind of near her stomach on the right side mid body.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr Scott Nimmo, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

Hello again,

I have worked out an answer for you below.

1. If your dog's skin looks normal and it is not bothering her in any way then it does not sound so serious, certainly not the likes of scabies or allergic skin disease. The situation is that older dogs can get various skin conditions which can come and go and can be hard to pin down. It may be worth sitting thing out for a while as there is always the chance it may regrow on it's own, you could always have her checked out if the condition is getting worse.

2. But in any case I should be available online for you the next four or five hours today so please do not hesitate to get straight back to me if you would like to talk things over with me further.

Regards,

Dr Scott
Please be kind enough to rate my service to you after we have concluded our dialogue. Such feedback helps me maintain the quality of my answers.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: Dr Scott Nimmo, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

Hello again,

I am just checking back in to see if I can advise you further about Sadie's skin condition ...

Please get back to me if you would like to talk things over in more depth .

Regards,

Dr Scott
Please be kind enough to rate my service to you after we have concluded our dialogue. Such feedback helps me maintain the quality of my answers.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: Dr Scott Nimmo, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr Scott Nimmo
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Ask Dr Scott Nimmo Your Own Question
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 20,919
20,919 Satisfied Customers
Experience: BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr Scott Nimmo is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Debbie

Dr. Debbie

Dog Veterinarian

902 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,087 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

9,949 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

20,919 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

8,945 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

7,442 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
I gave my 8 yr, old siberian husky 25 mg. of acepromazine
Hi i gave my 8 yr, old siberian husky 25 mg. of acepromazine along with 16 mg. apoquel about 12 hours ago. he is still wanting to lie down very still and walks with a distinct stagger. One of his eyes… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
Our 8 year old Siberian Husky has been treated several times
Our 8 year old Siberian Husky has been treated several times with antibiotics for recurring urinary tract infections. The vets say she has crystals (somewhere) that may be causing it. We recognize she… read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
663 satisfied customers
My 5 yr old siberian husky/shepherd has "infected" paws. she
My 5 yr old siberian husky/shepherd has "infected" paws. she kept licking one of them and it became red and very smelly. I took her to the vet. he did not find anything that appeared to cause the prob… read more
Dr. Alleyne
Dr. Alleyne
Veterinary associate
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
1,048 satisfied customers
My 15 week old Siberian huskies one pupil is smaller than
My 15 week old Siberian huskies one pupil is smaller than the other. She was playing with a bigger dog. Should I take her to the animal hospital or will she be okay … read more
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dog Veterinarian
20,919 satisfied customers
My Siberian husky ate some chocolate that were made of Oreo
My Siberian husky ate some chocolate balls that were made of Oreo cookie and covered in semi sweet chocolate. … read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
14,315 satisfied customers
I have a 50 pound Siberian husky that just ate a full bottle
I have a 50 pound Siberian husky that just ate a full bottle of Tums and acid. Basically it's a 750 mg calcium carbonate tablet, and she ate about 80 of them. Anything to be concerned about? Or is it … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
Siberian Husky paces a lot doesn't sleep at night breathing
Siberian Husky paces a lot doesn't sleep at night breathing is heavy. He is 14 years old is on Thyroid meds and hip meds.… read more
Dr. Joey
Dr. Joey
Veterinarian
Post-Doctoral Degree
1,703 satisfied customers
My 3-1/2 year old Siberian Husky appears to hyperventilate
My 3-1/2 year old Siberian Husky appears to hyperventilate in the evening. What causes this ? … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
8,588 satisfied customers
Why do my siberian husky's hind legs and thighs sometimes
Why do my siberian husky's hind legs and thighs sometimes tremble? Is the fact that he appars to be deaf have anything to do with it?… read more
Dr. Andy
Dr. Andy
Medical Director
Doctoral Degree
16,087 satisfied customers
I have a serious issue with my dog - he is a Siberian husky
I have a serious issue with my dog - he is a Siberian husky that is almost three - he was a sickly dog cuz I think the breeder took him away from his mom too soon - now out of the blue he is having wh… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
I have a 9 year old Siberian husky. He is in remission from
Hi. I have a 9 year old Siberian husky. He is in remission from lymphmoa with blood b work from Monday verifying remission. He went to our holistic vet for acupuncture and had a sudden acute attack th… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
I have a 9 month Siberian husky male and started vomiting
I have a 9 month Siberian husky male and started vomiting several times and diarrhea … read more
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9 satisfied customers
My siberian husky of 7 year yeasterday had a shot of
hi my siberian husky of 7 year yeasterday had a shot of lincomyocin butorphanol and fluid therapy for liver and kidney injury for something toxic that probably she eaten yesterday evening i give her s… read more
Dr. Deb
Dr. Deb
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
556 satisfied customers
My Siberian husky male 2 yrs old was running around the room
My Siberian husky male 2 yrs old was running around the room very fast and when I looked at his face his pupils had changed colour from black to shiny bright red Should I take him to a vet … read more
Dr. G.
Dr. G.
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,596 satisfied customers
I have a 6 year old overweight half siberian husky and
I have a 6 year old overweight half siberian husky and boxer. She has been running and doing fine. This evening we noticed that she cannot stand on one of her hind legs. … read more
Dr. Denise
Dr. Denise
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
346 satisfied customers
Two weeks ago my Siberian Husky refused to come in the
Two weeks ago my Siberian Husky refused to come in the house. We left the enclosed porch with water open for her. In the interim we had an appointment with the vet for an ear infection on my other dog… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
8,588 satisfied customers
My dog is breathing rather fast. She, Siberian husky, is
Hi my dog is breathing rather fast. She, Siberian husky, is laying currently laying down, breathing fast, and is not moving at all other than to breathe. … read more
Pet Doc
Pet Doc
Senior Small Animal Veterinarian
BVSc
2,782 satisfied customers
My Siberian husky got into the Cosequin DS just now. This
My Siberian husky got into the Cosequin DS just now. This med was for the dog I was looking after. Not sure how many were in there, maybe 18 pills … read more
Dr Linda
Dr Linda
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Doctoral Degree
1,245 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x