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Skin issues with hair loss. Can someone identify what this might be?

These patches of hair loss start out as scabs.  Sometimes it's just the fur that pulls out right away, sometimes the scab area turns into dried blood.  They're all over his body now after we've taken him to the vet.  The vet couldn't identify what this was but said it wasn't a fungus or mange.  It bothers me now that all he did was give Fatboy cephalexin and ketoconazole without "knowing" what exactly it was. 

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Fatboy aka Stinky

Typical Fatboy....eats then falls right to sleep :)

 

We had same thing

and it was only on Otie and not the other bulldog Apollo.  They tested it with a scrap and it came back negative.  All I got was some spray to use.  They did go away and the hair came back.  They thought maybe it was an allergy of some sort.  The hair would fall out very easily.  He only had three spots on his body that I was aware of.   His cousin, Buddy, had the same thing.  Makes you wonder if they got into something in the grass.

Good luck!

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  Miss you sweet boy Otie (July 29, 2013)

 

 

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Kofi gets those from time to time

I'm convinced it's an allergy from something outside. I treat the spots with tea tree oil or listerine. They eventually heal, and the hair grows back. I got some antiseptic shampoo from the vet that really cleaned them up last time. Dermachlor 4% shampoo with chlorhexidine 4%. I use it only in the problem areas, but it did the trick. Her spots cleared right up.

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Kofi and Carol

 

Neem Oil

Try this, we love it!! smells bad, but works great on our Bullys!

http://www.discoverneem.com/neem-oil-for-dogs.html

AmyandSophia's picture

Hey girl, good to see you. And Chlorhexidine is awesome!

I use it to great all bacterial issues for all of my clan. Horses, dogs, cows, you name it I treat them with it! 

Have a great day Carol, and hugs to you and Kofi:-)

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I was actually just coming to

I was actually just coming to discuss a similiar, if not the same, issue. Scabbies, hair loss, etc.

Holly gets them pretty bad, and we are pretty sure it is from bug bites. We are in TX and there are ants everywhere... we put animal safe powders down to treat them but they always return. She had it so bad it was sad, and the same thing, the vet puts her on an antibiotic and a steroid to stop the itching. They go away, then she gets bit again. We have a hard time getting her into the back yard cause she remembers the bites...

We can't just keep her on steroids and antibiotics all the time! What to do??? Can we put her on an allergy medicine that will keep her reaction from being so bad? We have two other bullies that dont have the same reaction.

Hopefully we will both get some answers.

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Proud parent of three Bullies, Diesel, Holly Go Lightly and Sarah P.

Diesel and Holly as puppy

Sarah P.

Big Holly

 

AmyandSophia's picture

Where in TX?

I am also in Texas, west of DFW area by about 50 miles. I have found a couple of harmless remedies for ants. I use grits or cornmeal. Pour a bunch around the ant hills. After a few days it will be eaten...and the ants will swell up and pop:-). The cornmeal and/or grits expand....'nuff said!

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We are in DFW - Lancaster to

We are in DFW - Lancaster to be exact. We just moved here, less than a year ago.

I will go buy grits!! I can sprinkle all over the yard once a week to keep them killed! Awesome! Thanks.

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Proud parent of three Bullies, Diesel, Holly Go Lightly and Sarah P.

Diesel and Holly as puppy

Sarah P.

Big Holly

 

Kathy Ollie Chester and Newman's picture

Chester has a few of those...

It's a staph infection. Our vet gave us simplicef for it and medicated shampoo.