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ambergordon 05-01-2014 11:59 AM

bald spot on 12 week old GSD puppy forehead
 
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I have a 12 week old GSD, she is healthy up to date on shots and eats fine. I have her on Victor Brand Chicken and Brown Rice dog food, recently within the last week she has developed a bald spot on her forehead. Its not red, hot or tender, it doesn't bother her and its not flaking or scaly. I was wondering if this is something that's happened to any of you before?
I have a vet appointment made for her tomorrow. I just thought I would get some GSD owner input.

I've attached the picture.

my boy diesel 05-01-2014 12:00 PM

scrape for demodex mange

dawnandjr 05-01-2014 12:01 PM

It doesnt look red or scratched at all. Have you noticed any scratching? The hair doesnt usually just fall out. Even if there is mange present, the dog scratches.

Juliem24 05-01-2014 12:25 PM

Atopic dermatitis?

Liesje 05-01-2014 12:27 PM

Probably puppy mange, but the vet can do scrapings and give you a diagnosis.

ambergordon 05-01-2014 12:28 PM

What is the typical treatment for mange?

my boy diesel 05-01-2014 12:31 PM

feed a great high quality diet to boost immune system
there are topicals you can use such as goodwinol
should not need oral ivermectin unless she gets more patches

ambergordon 05-02-2014 08:40 PM

Found out she does have Canine Demodetic Mange, will have to do a three week ointment called goodwinol. They said hers is very localized and she has a good prognosis for it healing. Has anyone had success with goodwinol alone?

my boy diesel 05-02-2014 10:07 PM

yes

gsdsar 05-02-2014 10:14 PM

My first GSD had very localized demodex. Goodwinol fixed it right up. Make sure you are feeding a quality food and supporting the immune system.


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