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Old 12-14-2012, 06:32 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Well, like you posted, the dull coat can mean something else...I guess I'd hope it is due to the furminator and not a medical issue!
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:37 PM   #12 (permalink)
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when was she vax'd last, and what did the vet do for the scabby ears?

I am thinking thyroid too, that is why the vaccines questions

What are the training treats and what does no changes mean?

Is she spayed?

This could be an estrogen/testosterone imbalance and that would be the adrenals. Hair loss is also a sign of cushings or pre-cushings...

Has she been on steroids

Have you called the sitter to ask what they brushed her with, you didn't confirm specifically this tool was used.
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:51 PM   #13 (permalink)
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The vaccinations were when she was 6 months, or whatever the recommended time was. She is 13 months now.
The training treats are those tiny bulk cookies.
No changes in her diet/health/environment except the babysitting.
Yes she is spayed.
Never has been on steroids
I haven't asked them what tool they used, I need to ask it in a way so they don't think they did something wrong.

I am thinking she needs a vet appt. and get her thyroid tested.

If its cushings, I am just going to cry

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when was she vax'd last, and what did the vet do for the scabby ears?

I am thinking thyroid too, that is why the vaccines questions

What are the training treats and what does no changes mean?

Is she spayed?

This could be an estrogen/testosterone imbalance and that would be the adrenals. Hair loss is also a sign of cushings or pre-cushings...

Has she been on steroids

Have you called the sitter to ask what they brushed her with, you didn't confirm specifically this tool was used.
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:54 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Random thought--- could it be stress? OP has female littermates who are coming into sexual maturity, and have begun having serious fights sometimes.

Could be way off, I was just curious if that could have anything to do with it.
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Random thought--- could it be stress? OP has female littermates who are coming into sexual maturity, and have begun having serious fights sometimes.

Could be way off, I was just curious if that could have anything to do with it.
I often thought she had physical stress symptoms.

I used to think her diarrhea was all stress and her itchy ears.

She used to itch her ears in the fall, we went to the vet for mites, but it wasn't that.

Her ears are fine now.

She would get diarrhea after my daughter would visit, I thought that was stress.

Please remember, these dogs are still fine together, they just had a couple of fights going for a car ride and they are getting possessive of toys and competing for attention.
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It's either allergies, or the furminator.
Don't stress about cushing's...that's a disease she is too young to have, really.
AND the change is wayy more gradual AND it comes with other symptoms
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:39 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Alopecia X

hormone imbalance?

This also may be related to spaying too early. This now coming to fruition with the added stress between littermates and lack of DHEA being produced because cortisol secretion...DHEA cannot be produced if cortisol is, if she were intact then the overies would compensate.
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:42 PM   #18 (permalink)
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You think this dog has Alopecia X for serious?
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:46 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I just looked that up, it doesn't really fit her.
Can dogs get allergies all of a sudden?

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Alopecia X

hormone imbalance?

This also may be related to spaying too early. This now coming to fruition with the added stress between littermates and lack of DHEA being produced because cortisol secretion...DHEA cannot be produced if cortisol is, if she were intact then the overies would compensate.
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You think this dog has Alopecia X for serious?
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