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Bald patch on my Westie

Discussion in 'Dog Health' started by Laurens21, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. Laurens21

    Laurens21 New Member Registered

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    Hi my 15 week old puppy has slowly had thinning of the hair on a patch on his front leg, it is going bald now. There is no redness or irritation to it.

    I have only seen him bite at it once and doesn't seem to bother him.

    He is a westie

    Any advice please

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  2. Oreo

    Oreo New Member Registered

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    Hi!

    Westies are known to have skin problems. As I found out from my dog just because you don't see them chew does not mean they're not chewing.

    It could be as something as simple as a flea allergy or more complex like an allergy to food or dust.

    It may even be doggy dry skin.

    I would consult your vets and ask them to take a look and they will be able to provide the best advice.

    Good luck!
     
  3. Roger Biduk

    Roger Biduk New Member Registered

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    Hello Laurens 21,

    Skin problems are usually from feeding a commercial petfood with "inappropriate" ingredients, reactions to vaccinations or to flea / heartworm pestiicides.

    You should also have the name of a good allopathic vet who is qualified to practice holistic / veterinary.

    If you want to fill me in on all the above, I can give you a hand.

    Roger Biduk
     

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