plebayo wrote:Almost looks like demodex to me. Dogs can get it if their immune system is down or they are stressed. The mite lives on the skin normally without problem, but if the dog gets stressed can cause skin issues.
Marinepits wrote:Are they just hairless spots or are there bumps as well as the hair loss?
Marinepits wrote:By the way, have the doc do a couple of skin scrapes in different areas -- the demodex mites don't always show up on a scrape. It may end up being a process of elimination type thing if the doc can't find mites.
pitsnok wrote:It definitely looks like demodex to me. Usually it starts around the mouth and eyes. Degan had it when he was younger... it was pretty easy to get rid of as we caught it early. We just had to dip him every night for a week,(i think)... no antibiotics needed or anything.
amazincc wrote:NO dipping for us either... ugh.
Antibiotics for secondaray skin infections, and holistic crap for the rest.
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