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Bald Spot/Black Skin????

September 24th, 2006, 11:09 PM
Hey All,

I was wondering if anybody has seen anything like this? My puppy always had this tiny chunk of bald spot on his head. very small, about the size of a pencil eraser. Nothing huge. Well he's almost 5 months now, and it started getting pink, and the doctor took a sample to see if it was ringworm and it came up fungus. But it's getting worse, he's losing a little more hair at a time, about the size of a dime now. and the skin is black with pink around it, and it's sort of spreading. Pics are at the link below. Anybody know what it is?


September 24th, 2006, 11:16 PM
Does it hurt?

September 24th, 2006, 11:20 PM
Not at all...he pays absolutely no attention to it what so ever. He doesn't itch it, or rub his head on anything (Unless he's coming in from the rain he'll rub into the carpet). Other than that, I don't even think he knows it's there.

September 24th, 2006, 11:27 PM
How are his ears?

I ask because if his ears are infected, when he shakes his head, that's where they would hit.

September 24th, 2006, 11:31 PM
Nah, his ears are just fine. I clean them a lot and he never shakes his head. Only if he's wet.

September 24th, 2006, 11:40 PM
Weird... And the vet has no clue? :confused: He has no spots anywhere else? That's really bizarre.:shrug:

September 25th, 2006, 12:08 AM
I would take your dog to a different vet for a second opinion or else ask your current vet to refer you to a specialist.

September 25th, 2006, 12:14 AM
The vet tested it for fungus. Came up negative. at the time, it wasn't as bad as it is now. So we're going back for another appointment.

Did you look at the pictures?

September 25th, 2006, 12:42 AM
I did look at the pics and have never seen that before. That's why I suggested getting referred to a specialist if your vet doesn't know what it is.

September 25th, 2006, 09:23 AM
The only other thing I could think of is maybe a vitamin or mineral deficiency? :shrug: :confused: