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dog losing hair around neck

August 13th, 2005, 12:20 AM
Hello there!
Any advice? My dog frequently roles in dead animals and feces when we are walking on a trail. Now she seems to be losing hair around the neck near the ears the prime area where she dives into the dead animals/feces. The hair also seems to be a different texture than normal. She is a lab/viscla mix, so coat is sleak and short. The skin where patches are missing doesn't seem to be irritated or red... just bare? Can anyone offer any insight? thanks!

August 13th, 2005, 01:06 AM
Have your dog checked for ringworm. It can be passed to humans.

August 13th, 2005, 07:47 AM
or it could be the collar wearing the hair away. Try a hound collar.

August 13th, 2005, 12:35 PM
Do you wash her every time she rolls in stuff? It might dry out the skin if you bathe too often, but it's certainly better than leaving the dead carcass bacteria and nasty stuff on the doggy... :yuck:

August 13th, 2005, 05:44 PM
Thank you for your input. Yes, I definately wash her after every rolling... I was just hoping that it wasn't a bacterial or parasitic infection I will watch it for a few days... if its not better we will take a trip to the doc. thanks again!