:rr: ok older chi owners.....Kemo I think is thinning out. His hair is gone on is elbows, under arms and chest. His groin area which I know is normal is bald. My question is......is this normal? I am just starting to let him go more and more w/out his harness. He plays this annoying game of running all over when it's time to go out so I was keeping the harness on because he is a pain when it comes to putting it on. I always kept the belly part looser just for comfort. I am wondering if a) this has caused the hair to thin out b) it's normal or c) maybe a thyroid problem? His elbows I know have nothing to do w/the harness but he is always on them doing "play bow". It is also spring and I was wondering if this was part of shedding? I am not one to rush to the vet. The elbows were always thin but it seems to have gotten thinner. Please advise if your chi is thin in these areas also. THANKS!!