View Full Version : bald patch

3rd May 2008, 08:50 PM
i have noticed that vegas has a bald patch on his top front leg he is casting an awful lot of hair just now and someone suggested that this could be his puppy coat falling off is this normal for baldy areas. It doesn't seem to be bothering him and i have rubbed it to see if it's sore and he doesn't seem to be bothered about it

Cathy Moon
3rd May 2008, 11:13 PM
I don't think it's normal to have a bald patch. Is it possible he is licking or biting the area when you're not watching, perhaps during the night or when you're away? It could be an indicator of pain, itching or other skin problem. I would try to watch him more closely, and have a vet examine him very soon, just in case it is a parasite or a skin disease.:flwr:

4th May 2008, 01:22 PM
:xctly: What she said!

4th May 2008, 01:22 PM
It could be an allergy, as well.
Or it could be something basic, like fleas.
(If you are using a flea treatment, make sure it is for the right weight class.)

4th May 2008, 09:08 PM
thanks for the comments i will keep an eye on it i am with him 24/7 and it definately does not bother him if it gets worse or i see another patch i will definately take him to the vet but will just watch it for know and see if it gets worse or another patch appears, he had flea treatment about a month ago at the vet and he is probably due another treatment now so i'll see what happens after that

4th May 2008, 11:16 PM
My Rosie also has this problem. Hers is on the top of her shoulder. In general her coat is dull and coarse. Our vet is thinking allergies so we are starting an elimination diet. Other than not being very pretty none of this seems to bother her. Good luck.

Cyndy and Rosie