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Post by smudge95 on Thu Dec 01 2016, 14:39

Has any ones Staffy suffered from thin fur? Buddy had Demodex at 4 months took 8 weeks but was cleared and his bald patches gone- he has been raw fed since June and is on complete minces with a few added bones- a few weeks ago I noticed he was a little fat so cut out his treats and reduced his food by 50g - he has lost about 1.5 kg in 6 weeks his fur has a lovely shine but I noticed last week round the base of his collar he has a bald patch - feeling his fur it seemed his fur was coarse all the way round and the bald patch has spread following the line of the collar , so I thought he collar was rubbing, but then I noticed the fur on both his sides is really thin and his skin showing through - took him vets they tested for demodex and said he was all clear - the vet said his fur was very coarse and wanted me to buy supplement tablets to help but I wasn't keen without looking into it - the raw feeding group I belong to suggested coconut oil, eggs , and Spirulina in his food - I'm not sure if it is diet related or not . he is a black staffy but his dad was a blue do you think it could be genetic ? its only just started or could it be the central heating ? any one else had the same issue ??- I don't want a baldy Buddy:)
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Post by Mistys Mum on Thu Dec 01 2016, 14:48

Misty is practically bald on her tummy. She came to us with bad dandruff but that cleared up with a good diet. I'm interested in ant ideas people have too. We currently give her eggs and lots of fresh fish but I'd love to get her coat a bit thicker.


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Post by Dukes Momma on Thu Dec 01 2016, 21:00

Yes I have the very same problem with Duke right now. Duke also had demodex at 3 months and it took months to clear up  up recently have noticed his fur is thinner and
Very thin on the neck and back of the ears. It's not patchy like the demodex was its just thinner all over but more noticeable on the areas where the fur is already very short and fine. He's is fed a top quality grain free kibble
Dukes mum was blue and his dad was white.
I looked for evidence if rubbing from collar or harness but it's not the right place to coincide with the thinning.
Could it be normal moulting and getting the winter coat?


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Post by channi on Fri Dec 02 2016, 06:26

My max was the same dermodex at about 10 weeks he's still thin furred on those area's ( forehead hind legs chest behind his ears ) i just put it down to the heavy treatment we give him treating the dermodex mite all the chemicals cant do them any favors but also stress will make a difference to the coat i've been told forgot to say he's about 15 months now
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Post by Mia05 on Fri Dec 02 2016, 11:36

you can go to the vet and ask for a skin scrape if you are overly concerned there are a few options to consider it could be the change in season the central heating or alopecia due to his dad being a blue staffy

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Post by smudge95 on Fri Dec 02 2016, 12:10

hi he ha shad a skin scrape and it is all clear , as I said , it s more the thinning of his fur I was asking about - heating isn't on that much and he his crate is no where near the radiator - could e genetic.. was just curious if it was common to staffys - seems it may well be ...
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Post by Mia05 on Fri Dec 02 2016, 12:14

thinning fur is common in staffys carol mias was sometimes falling out in summer

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Post by Haizum74 on Mon Dec 19 2016, 00:44




This was Nita the first day I got her, a right mess and demodectic mange, she has very thin fur round her chops and belly now
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Post by -Ian- on Mon Dec 19 2016, 00:57

My Flo is belly bald and has an odd spot on her tail that comes and goes. I guess being short haired it's more noticeable than on other hairier breeds i dont know


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