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galaxy66
3rd May 2010, 01:10 PM
My 11 year old is losing hair from the tip of his tail and from around his nose, is this normal for an older dog?.

Teresa
3rd May 2010, 01:45 PM
Aww bless him....not sure if this is normal. Is he itchy at all??

galaxy66
3rd May 2010, 02:48 PM
No he is not scratching at all, shame as Toby has such a lovely long coat all over, but you can now see the tip of his tail.

Nicki
3rd May 2010, 08:24 PM
did you mention it to the vet Mal?

Might just be his age, tends to be a sign of loss of condition - I think you said he is losing a bit of weight too?

I think personally I would want the vets to run blood tests just to see how his liver and kidney function is doing.

Also a urine sample.

Not trying to frighten you, but I think it's sensible to get a picture of what is going on.

It probably just is old age - things don't always work quite as well but there is a lot we can do to support them as they age now.