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Old 06-05-2013, 02:19 AM
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Default ★Please Help★ Guillermo is losing his hair!

A little back story first, when we moved last november I noticed he was losing chunks on his side and under his tail, went to vet did scrapings and came up with nothing but a skin infection, he was put on long term antibiotics and a steroid. Then a couple months later his hair was not growing back yet, so back to the vet we go, even though she did not test for mange, she put him on meds for it, I tjink that worked, the hair on his sides is finally growing back. Here are some pics what it looks like now:

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He was always thin underneath, but I noticed it was getting thinner, did a search in this site, CP, and came across someone using Horsemans dream, so I ordered some. I have only used it a few times, I have had it for a couple weeks.
Tonight I noticed that hes naked underneath now! is it from the spray? I wont use it anymore. I have stopped the steroids, maybe I should start them back up. Here his belly:

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The few hairs that remain I can pinch off. I know I have to bring him back in, but I am hoping someone on here has any idea what could be going on with him?
My poor boy, first he is diagnosed with LP in both back legs now hes balding!
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Old 06-05-2013, 02:39 AM
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Forgot to mention, he earts Fromm grain free and I mix it with nupro and water at night. I alsogive him and chica cosiquine advanced for his LP and just as a preventative for Chica.
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I tried the Horsemans Dream on Jaxx's bald spot from vaccine reaction and it made it worse even though I followed the directions to the letter. My vet gave me a lecture and a half for using it and said if I had not used it Jaxx's bald spot would have just been a tiny circle. I think Jaxx's hair is finally starting to come back but perhaps it is just wishful thinking.

I have no clue what could be causing that hair loss. Several people on here have had good luck with Melatonin (found by the vitamins in the pharmacy.). Hopefully one of them will chime in.


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Could definitely be mange. Or a food allergy...hmm...did you switch his food
brand/type in the last couple of months? Has he been under any stress?
What about anti parasite treatments, what do you use? Do you use it
monthly?

So many possibilities, hard to tell my friend.
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I tried the Horsemans Dream on Jaxx's bald spot from vaccine reaction and it made it worse even though I followed the directions to the letter. My vet gave me a lecture and a half for using it and said if I had not used it Jaxx's bald spot would have just been a tiny circle. I think Jaxx's hair is finally starting to come back but perhaps it is just wishful thinking.

I have no clue what could be causing that hair loss. Several people on here have had good luck with Melatonin (found by the vitamins in the pharmacy.). Hopefully one of them will chime in.


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I have heard that melatonin helps too, but how much!
I take it sometimes when I cant sleep, I take 5mg, I know it wouldnt be that much.
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Could definitely be mange. Or a food allergy...hmm...did you switch his food
brand/type in the last couple of months? Has he been under any stress?
What about anti parasite treatments, what do you use? Do you use it
monthly?

So many possibilities, hard to tell my friend.
They have been eating Fromm grain free since February, his stress is only with Chica, they fight over....me and my lap. I use heartguard plus, but have not started it yet this year. Its been to cold and rainy for mosquitoes yet this year.
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I have heard that melatonin helps too, but how much!
I take it sometimes when I cant sleep, I take 5mg, I know it wouldnt be that much.
The posts I can find about it says .5ML or 1mg.

I think the only reason I remembered about it was because I take it to sleep and I thought it was strange that it helped with hair loss in dogs.

I remember there is a great thread somewhere that explains why it works and what the doggy dermatologist said about it but I cannot seem to find it.


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They have been eating Fromm grain free since February, his stress is only with Chica, they fight over....me and my lap. I use heartguard plus, but have not started it yet this year. Its been to cold and rainy for mosquitoes yet this year.

So you've been feeding Fromm for 4 months...and how long ago did you notice
the hair loss?

You can speak about this with your vet obviously, but I would treat him with
Advantage Multi, in case it is parasites. Also I strongly recommend this natural
cade oil shampoo, it does the job amazingly well without causing any irritation
to even the most sensitive dog, soothes itching, promotes growth & regrowth
and it even fights off parasites. There is nothing like it, it's a miracle product,
very efficient, never let me down. We often get mange dogs, or dogs with
different skin/coat issues, it helps every single time. I treated Bella's mange
with it too, successfully and quickly. Here is the link...

Natural Cade oil Shampoo

I'd also switch back to what you were feeding before, just in case it is a food
allergy. If it is a food allergy and you switch back, give it time, it can take 6-8
weeks to start getting better. Hopefully if you do the combination of all of the
above this problem will resolve itself.
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