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Post by susieblue on Tue Feb 13 2018, 19:31

Hi my 11 yr old red staffie has always had a gorgeous coat so glossy and has even been complimented from other dog owners. A bald patchbhas came arojnd the fur that's above his eye amd looks lije hes had his eyebrow shaved off ive beenbtold by other dog owners that its just his winter coat shedding and summer coat but hes never had any problem before. It doesnt bother him but sometimes it must itch as he will rub it on the rug..hes quite happy for me to scratch it gently it seems quite dry n rough but don't know whether its anything to be worried about ir to listen to the other ownersband uts just this unusual weather weve had with it being warm n cold different everyday as Glasgows weather has been up n down all winter or its just his age. I have attached a photo and it does make it look actually worse than it is in real life and would appreciate any advice from anyone on what to do and what not to do as I put moisturiser in it a human one tht has no artificial chemicals or anything and us for sensitive skin but knlybdid that one day as i didnt wanna make it worse...so yeah anyadvice woyld he much appreciated.

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Post by -Ian- on Tue Feb 13 2018, 20:41

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Post by -Ian- on Tue Feb 13 2018, 20:43

Hi & Welcome to the Forum from Flo and me Big Grin

Bit of an odd case this one, is it above both eyes?

You could try rubbing a little coconut oil in where the fur is gone but if it doesn't improve I'd mention it to your vet. Wondering if there's something else what with the rubbing too.


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Post by Jenc on Tue Feb 13 2018, 20:50

Hi from me & Katy, I would suggest the same as Ian but if it doesn't improve a visit to the vets would be best.


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Re: Losing fur

Post by susieblue on Wed Feb 14 2018, 13:09

Thanks guys yeah its just the one eye but doesn't seem to be bothering him but hes never had any problem kije this before so just wanted to rule out anything sinister but was interested what others were thinkjng if theyve seen it or not poor rocco looks like hes been to a stag do and one of his pals have shaved his eyebrow that's how quick it happened as u know with most dogs they try n sneak up onto your bed anytkme they can ibdont particularly like it and hate having yo change bedding on a daily basis bit sometimes esp when its cold I haven't got the heart to tell him to get off....the reason I mention this is because my bedroom has the gkitter fabric type wallpaper and its bloody sore if you scuff your arm of it its quite tight at the one side where the wallpaper is and its like rubbin your arm off roughcast or artex so I thought maybe during the night rocco has jumoed iff the bed and cos its been dark he might've banged his eye cos like ibsaid its not been gradule it was literally not there onr dayvand the next day it was. Thanks for the advice but think I'm gonna take him to the vets just in case. And thanks for suchba quick response I realky appreciate it and if I get a result at the vets al update the post for someone else incase they might need it ...cheers again susan n rocco

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Post by gillybrent on Wed Feb 14 2018, 18:22

Yes, to be honest, if it had been both eyes I'd have said wait & see. As it's one eye I'd be inclined to ask the vet. Better safe than sorry.

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Post by susieblue on Thu Feb 15 2018, 12:10

Thank you so much for you're advice ....looks like roccos going to the vet then..update to follow guys ..hopefully may help others x So lucky to have stumbled across this forum and am glad that there is somewhere to go to before thinking the worst maybe save a distressing visit to the vets which my Rocco absolutely hates going to...so thanks for adding me to the forum ...very helpful guys x cheers again susan n rocco x

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Post by gillybrent on Thu Feb 15 2018, 17:52

Please stay in touch - we'd like to hear what happens.

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