July 13th, 2011, 07:14 PM
We had our dog at a boarding kennel for a week. When we picked her up I noticed tufts of hair sticking out of her fur. A few more have appeared. She is not scratching or licking in this area so it doesn't appear to be anything that is irritating her. I tried brushing her and it doesn't come out or anything.
Any ideas on what might be causing this?
July 13th, 2011, 07:35 PM
Some dogs blow their coats in response to stress. Could she be in the first stages of blowing her coat?
July 13th, 2011, 08:18 PM
Peewee our Chihuahua is a stress case, he sheds a tonne when he gets stressed. You would think he would go bald at some point. He doesn't blow his coat though.
July 13th, 2011, 10:09 PM
I thought she might have be stressed from being at the kennel. I will monitor for a few more days and take her to the vet if she isn't getting better.
July 13th, 2011, 10:30 PM
She might have also picked up some kind of skin infection?