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dog losing fur

April 29th, 2005, 09:02 PM
i have a 8month old irish setter that recently started losing his fur. not just small amounts. he has several bold spots already. i have noted some dry patches. is this common with irish setters when winter turns to spring or is it something serrious?

April 29th, 2005, 09:08 PM
Could be a food or environment allergy. What are you feeding your dog?

April 30th, 2005, 01:09 AM
I agree. It is not normal for any dog to get bald spots. Probably an allergy to food or to pollens (there is a ton of tree pollen out there these days).

May 1st, 2005, 08:14 AM
It could also be thyroid related I'd check with my vet,especially if changes in weight or activity.