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Patch of skin on pup

Discussion in 'Pit Bull Puppy Discussions' started by Chance the blue, Nov 15, 2018.

  1. Hey everyone! So this is my first post on this forum (besides the intro). I wanted to ask the community if anyone can tell me what this “patch” of what looks to be missing hair. Not quite a bald patch, but definitely a different shade. I never noticed this before. Ever since we got him from the rescue up until today. Recently we had to give him some medication for round worm. I started giving it to him on Tuesday the 13th of November so it was recent. Please let me know if it’s something I need to worry about or if it’s normal. He is 4 months old
     

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  2. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Did they test him for ringworm or Demodex? I don't have a lot of puppy experience. He needs to be on a really good diet. What do you feed him?
     
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  3. I believe so. They didn’t mention anything about ringworm but they said there was like round worm in his feces and gave him medicine.

    So we feed him the same brand we feed our 4 year old Australian Shepherd. We give him the Acana brand “Orijen” puppy food. 85% protein 15% like veggies etc 0% grain etc. His vet had approved of what we are giving him and honestly I look at him every day whenever he naps. Yesterday (Thursday) was the first time I noticed something since he started taking his medicine for round worm (Tuesday night was first dosage).
     
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  4. Also side note it looks worse when I stretch out his skin like in the picture as opposed to his skin relaxed with his somewhat wrinkly face
     
  5. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    I would call the Vet. And let him know about the hair loss since he started the medication. Or, you could wait and see if it gets worse before you call? You could add primal goats milk for additional nutritional benefits. One vet recommended soft boiled eggs and liver. For a while I gave Tonka a boiled egg one day and and eighth of a pound of cooked liver the next day. I did that for several months to help her immune system.
     
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  6. Yeah I was gonna see if it got worse or not since my fiancé and I aren’t off until Monday. Might not be a big deal but still want to be on top of it. His mood, energy and eating habits haven’t changed so I don’t think it’s a big deal as of now.

    That’s a good idea! Definitely want this baby boy to be a happy healthy pup. Thanks for the advice and replies :)
     
  7. Sagebrush

    Sagebrush Good Dog

    If he's recently from a rescue, he's been stressed. And this looks like demodex me, being on the face like that. He is at a prime age for it to develop, especially if he's stressed, and with the roundworms he is. I have seen this a few times in pups his age and they've all gotten over it on their own. He's been wormed, is eating a good diet and is getting fresh air and exercise. I would just leave it for now, unless it gets much worse -- I would just continue as you are and let his immune system mount a response to it on it's own.
     
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  8. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Tonka's Demodex looked like that too.
     

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