Skin Pigmentation Changes and Hair Loss - Is this normal?

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Skin Pigmentation Changes and Hair Loss - Is this normal?

Post by hueyofharlem on Wed Jun 28 2017, 21:42

Greetings! My dog is a 40% staffie with a pix of bulldog, lab, boxer and other mixed breeds. This summer his hair has thinned considerably. His skin appears fine otherwise. He eats a high-end, grain free dog food + cooked chicken mostly. The vet said it's not to worry but didn't do any blood work (he has not other symptoms as we can tell).

He had mange bad as a neglected pup but had a much thicker coat when we adopted him, April 2016 (at about 18 months of age).

He's always had dark skin spots, but it this summer they are quite pronounced.

What do you think? Should I press the vet to check for other causes? Or is this normal aging and summertime shedding?


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Post by hueyofharlem on Wed Jun 28 2017, 21:45

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Post by Mia05 on Thu Jun 29 2017, 13:33

A lot of white dogs i do notice have various skin complaints as i noticed with your dog. He doesn't seem to have any noticeable skin complaints apart from the redness but if you are overly concerned contact your vet for advice. In summer white staffies do have black spotd which are more noticeable. Your dogs adorable Love Struck Love Struck
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Post by Mistys Mum on Thu Jun 29 2017, 15:09

What a beautiful dog!!!

He does look a bit red, could it be sunburn affecting his skin? I've never had a white dog but I'm sure I've heard others saying they need Sun cream as they burn easily?.


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