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minmin12 June 19th, 2012 09:33 AM

Hello
 
Please help me my male dog is losing his fur at an incredible rate, it just falls off in clumps yesterday I combed him and I had to stop but I could have continued I am fearing the worse does anyone have a suggestion for this because I have been considering putting him to sleep at home if his fur goes to the point where there is only skin:ca:

Barkingdog June 19th, 2012 11:03 AM

[QUOTE=zorba12;1041822]Please help me my male dog is losing his fur at an incredible rate, it just falls off in clumps yesterday I combed him and I had to stop but I could have continued I am fearing the worse does anyone have a suggestion for this because I have been considering putting him to sleep at home if his fur goes to the point where there is only skin:ca:[/QUOTE]

Did you have your dog thyroids checked out?

Goldfields June 19th, 2012 11:24 AM

zorba12, is he losing it in patches? If he is, is there dark pigment where he has lost it? Has he less hair on his tail? If he has got fat and your answers to those other questions are yes, yes, and yes, then as Barkingdog suggests, he may have a thyroid problem. Easily treated after diagnosis with a relatively cheap tablet, and his coat will grow back beautifully. You just need your vet to do a blood test for it. I have two shelties that are hypothyroid(an underactive thyroid gland). I think often the worry about not knowing what is wrong is worse than the actual complaint. I mean once we can treat our pets it isn't so stressful.

Barkingdog June 19th, 2012 06:41 PM

[QUOTE=Goldfields;1041834]zorba12, is he losing it in patches? If he is, is there dark pigment where he has lost it? Has he less hair on his tail? If he has got fat and your answers to those other questions are yes, yes, and yes, then as Barkingdog suggests, he may have a thyroid problem. Easily treated after diagnosis with a relatively cheap tablet, and his coat will grow back beautifully. You just need your vet to do a blood test for it. I have two shelties that are hypothyroid(an underactive thyroid gland). I think often the worry about not knowing what is wrong is worse than the actual complaint. I mean once we can treat our pets it isn't so stressful.[/QUOTE]

I would hate to see the dog put to sleep if it is only a thyroid problem that easy to treat. I agree not knowing what is wrong is with our furry friends is very upsetting. I hope the OP dog well be OK.


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