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Old 01-03-2011, 05:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Hair loss.

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I'm hoping someone can give me any information on Sinful's problem. She is a little over 6 months old and has some hair loss in areas as well as her hair thinning and turning white on her back. I have already taken her to the vet about 3 weeks ago. They gave me some antibiotics and an antihistamine as well as some shampoo to wash her with twice a week. Her coat has not gotten better, it has actually been becoming worse.

Is it possible to go to a vet and complain for a misdiagnosis?
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Old 01-03-2011, 06:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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what do you feed your dog? food can play a role in how their coat and skin is far more than most people realize.
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Is it possible to go to a vet and complain for a misdiagnosis?
I've often wondered the same thing about doctors.
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Old 01-03-2011, 08:47 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Her coat is changing as she gets older, she is probably getting a bitch stripe in(the white). Is she scratching the coat away or is it just coming out?
Do you give salmon oil/vitaminE daily. Vitamin C daily will help if there is a skin issue. It is a natural antihistamine, anti inflammatory and will support the immune system.
Diet is a biggie for the coat/skin condition and humidity in the home helps during the winter months.
You could still take her back to the vet, but they will probably try to sell you SD for nutrition. and more antihistamines.
Niether will take care of the problem, just mask the itchiness. Why did they prescribe antibiotics?
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:03 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Is she possibly going into heat?

The bitch stripe is fine.

Was she itching? I
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It could be as simple as her blowing her undercoat and going through a coat change....her age would suggest that possibility.
Also...if she is being kept indoors, where it is very warm & dry...(BINGO)?!
She may also exhibit "scratching"...because just like us....they will itch because of dry skin too!
Look into her diet as suggested, moisturize her coat and put her on some form of Omega 3 & 6, vitE & vitC.
*We mix a bottle of 1/4 deep conditioner & 3/4 water...and spritz our dogs coat(s) while brushing them everyday....yes...everyday! It helps when the weather is promoting dry skin.....so we have not had any problems with coat(s) in years. Also, they are fed a good quality diet, and spend alot of time outdoors.
If the vet cannot find any medical reason for your dogs discomfort....do not give your dog antibiotics that it may not need...you can cause a resistance to them in the future, when it MAY be needed.
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