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Bullmastif with colour mutant allopecia

Barbara Compton
June 4th, 2005, 01:34 PM
I think my 20 month old Bullmastif has colour mutant allopecia, she has dark patches on both sides of her body she is not irritated by it and it has steadily grown bigger and darker over the past couple of months. Can it be treated?
Any tips will be appreciated. My vet says he hasn't seen it before but thinks it is some kind of allopecia.
Barbara Compton

Lucky Rescue
June 8th, 2005, 09:16 AM
My pit bull gets the same thing every year. Hers is seasonal alopecia and as you say, there is no irritation or itching of any type.

The hair loss exposes the skin to air which changes the temperature and results in the black skin.

My dog gets it every year around February, and the hair is all grown back by June.

I know of no treatment for this and the hair should come back.