Lost fur on the ear tips. - German Shepherd Dog Forums

Increase font size: 0, 10, 25, 50%

GermanShepherds.com is the premier German Shepherd Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-01-2014, 09:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 8
Default Lost fur on the ear tips.

I'm wondering if somebody had similar issue. Idar started to lose fur on his ear tips.
Attached Thumbnails
Lost fur on the ear tips.-photo.jpg   Lost fur on the ear tips.-photo-1-.jpg  
larrybg is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-01-2014, 09:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
Knighted Member
 
Baillif's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 2,417
Default

Does he crate circle?
Baillif is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-01-2014, 09:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
onyx'girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: SW, MI
Posts: 23,974
Default

Could be allergies, or auto immune disorder. I'd make sure you are feeding nutritious food, support the immune system.
__________________
Jane~
Kept by Onyx, Kacie and Karlo
onyx'girl is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-02-2014, 07:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
The Rescues Rule Administrator
 
JeanKBBMMMAAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 23,651
Default

If it were autoimmune you don't want to prop up the immune system, it's already in overdrive.

Is your dog outside a lot? Fly strike dog ears can be something to google if so.

Ear edge dermatitis: Look beyond scabies - DVM has more information on other things - going to a vet or vet dermatologist is your best bet.
__________________
IMOM is...
JeanKBBMMMAAN is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-02-2014, 07:45 AM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
K9POPPY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 467
Default

Looks like possibly a scrape-
K9POPPY is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-02-2014, 09:29 AM   #6 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 8
Default

He doesn't circle or scratches. It doesn't bother him...
larrybg is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-02-2014, 09:40 AM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Abby142's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 273
Default

My girl had the same problem. She also got little crusty bits on the tips of her ears. Vet wasn't quite sure what it was, and suggested that we start her on some fish oil and vitamin E and that has worked really well. The hair hasn't fully grown back, but it is getting there.
__________________
Jade BN CGC- 05/06/12

“Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.”
-Groucho Marx
Abby142 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-02-2014, 09:41 AM   #8 (permalink)
Moderator
 
Liesje's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 18,331
Default

Nikon has had this on and off his whole life. I've had it swabbed, scraped, I had Dr. Dodds lab run a full thyroid panel on him....nothing, nada, he's super healthy, everything is normal/optimal. For him it's a circulation problem. No allergies, no autoimmune issue. Someone on another forum recently told me about a relatively inexpensive drug that helps with circulation that really helped their dog. I may look into this, but really it doesn't bother Nikon so it doesn't really bother me unless I want to bring him to a show.
__________________
Coke (All-American 7/7/06)
Nikon (GSD 9/7/08)
Indy (All-American 5/10/12)
Legend (GSD 10/22/13)
Rainbow Bridge Kenya (GSD)

Liesje is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:07 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com