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Hair loss in hind quarters, tail, legs

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?