|08-26-2013 12:56 AM|
Found a Lump
Now I found a lump in the middle of it. I think it's time she go see the vet and have some blood tests done
|08-19-2013 02:48 AM|
No issues in the armpit areas and only real major areas that she licks is the carpeting in the bedroom lol
She has however noticeably put on weight with same meal plan and seems to be eating slightly less. I think a trip to the vet may be warranted..
|08-15-2013 08:35 AM|
|Piper'sgrl||its a pigment change but go to your vet and ask before you go ahead and do tests...|
|08-15-2013 08:27 AM|
|Courtney||I don't think this is worth rushing to your vet. But they may want to take a look. My first thought honestly was yeast. What do her armpits look like? Does she lick the area?|
|08-15-2013 08:05 AM|
I think you may find the specks could be just plain old dirt that really sticks to the skin, but as one poster said, many dogs end up with skin coloration like this.
If it really concerns you, I would ask your vet FIRST before I'd start throwing money into thyroid testing.
|08-15-2013 01:13 AM|
I would have her thyroid checked...Do not go with typical conventional vet T4 blood test - they do not consider thyroid problem until it meets certain criteria...there is a pre-condition...Look into Dr. Jean Dodds (google) thyroid test and explaination...measures T4, T3, free T4 and free T3 to get a clearer idea of what is going on as well as suggestions for treatment...
If it is found that she has a thyroid issue (possible at age 6 and may be auto-immune related)...do not go with synthetic supplement - still a script, but insist on "Armor" (natural - desiccated thyroid)...this works with T3 and T4...synthetic only produces T4 (if correct)...also if you find in low levels but not caput all together...look at herbs such as Ashwagandha, kelp for iodine...in fact I would start kelp - anything else - consult a holistic vet
|08-15-2013 12:40 AM|
So it's something natural?
|08-14-2013 05:59 PM|
|Piper'sgrl||its nothing to be concerned about...just discolouration over time..my girl has it too..nothing to worry about..could also be dirt..have you tried giving her a bath to get it off?|
|08-14-2013 05:15 PM|
|Courtney||*bump* for Kyle's question.|
|08-13-2013 09:46 PM|
Skin Pigmentation Loss
Noticed this discoloration on our 6 year old Peyton. Kimda concerned. I've notice humans who have had skin conditions like this before but never caught it on our previously owned GSDs. Any one know what it is, what's causing it and if I'm overly concerned??