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17th September 2012, 08:11 PM
Bowser has lost all his hair around his stomach.Basically everywhere except legs and head. I brought him to the vet and he said he's never seen anything like it. He checked for mites and checked him with some light thing. He was puzzled as to what it could be cos Bowser is in great spirits and seems really healthy. He hasnt had a traumatic experience. I havnt a clue what it could be :( i've had to buy him a little jacket for his walks but he wont walk keeps shaking from the cold.

17th September 2012, 10:05 PM
Did the vet check his thyroid function? Lack of thyroid can cause hair loss.

When my Tess had lost a lot of hair it was due to a flea allergy. However, it was clear shed been chewing on herself and irritating the skin. It doesn't sound like that's the case here. Do you think he gets enough oil in his diet?

Hope you can get to the bottom of it.

18th September 2012, 08:14 PM
I've heard about this in another cavalier but was some time back. Don't think they ever got a diagnosis.

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18th September 2012, 10:26 PM
Riley lost almost all of her hair especially on her stomach several years ago but I contributed it to her starting on prednisone. I don't know for sure if that's what it was or not. I put her on 1000mg pure salmon oil caps and she has regrown her hair everywhere except for her tail which looks like a rat's tail. Might be worth a try. Like I said, I don't know if it was related to the pred or not. She had been on it for awhile before she started losing her hair. Her regrown hair is beautiful and silky by the way.

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18th September 2012, 10:29 PM
This is the link to the company that distributes the salmon oil www.WholisticPetOrganics.com (http://www.WholisticPetOrganics.com) in case you want to see what the breakdown of of the fatty acids are.