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Old 05-01-2014, 10:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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.

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Old 05-01-2014, 11:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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scrape for demodex mange
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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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.
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Atopic dermatitis?
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:27 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Probably puppy mange, but the vet can do scrapings and give you a diagnosis.
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What is the typical treatment for mange?
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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
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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?
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:14 PM   #10 (permalink)
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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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