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Hi everyone!

I am the owner of an 8 yr old GSD.

I just noticed when I gave her a bath that the area under her collar has lost almost all of the hair and its very rough and scaly, its not a rash, it does not look irritated but its definitely not like the usual area under a collar (a little less hair than the rest of the body,) and it cant have been there for that long because I gave her a bath about a month ago. It was mostly covered by her collar so I didn't notice it until now.

She has had skin problems before but almost every issue went away when I changed her food to Taste of the Wild. (I think she has a corn allergy.)

I've attached some images of the weird patch. (Also a funny one of the treat she got after her little photo session! lol)

Thanks in advance! :)
 

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Forgot to mention, she is already scheduled for a vet visit next week but I'd still appreciate any ideas!
 

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The dark thickened skin is a common symptom of hypothyroidism. I would have the vet run some bloodwork. There are lots of things it could be, but based on her age and the look, that would be my first thought


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Thank you so much for mentioning that! I will ask the vet about this and ask for a test. She has a LOT of the symptoms! (Except that she has always been on the skinny side... still its worth a shot considering she has all of the other things mentioned on webMD!)

The dark thickened skin is a common symptom of hypothyroidism. I would have the vet run some bloodwork. There are lots of things it could be, but based on her age and the look, that would be my first thought


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