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Hey all! I am new to the forum as a member but have often found solace reading previous posts. I have an issue we are all puzzled about, and I thought someone here might be able to help. In September, we took our golden, Hudson, to the vet. He was starting to grow some weird, white fuzz on his legs. She checked his thyroid and found he was in the low range, so we started him on meds. He has been on meds twice daily since then. He has more energy, but the white fuzz is not going away. In fact, I am noticing it coming in on his sides and the top of his head. What is this? What is causing this?

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-We currently feed him Blue Buffalo Wilderness, chicken flavor
-He will be two this month
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Thanks for the pics! It looks like unshed dead coat to me.
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Is Hudson neutered? If so, it looks like "neuter hair" that some dogs get. You need to comb it out.
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My Daisy has it too.... I guess I should be more paranoid, but...vet says she's fine. local kennel/GR breeder hasn't mentioned it as being bad yet..
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I should have mentioned in my reply that it is neuter/spay hair.
That is probably why the vets don't thing there is anything wrong.
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Thanks all for your help. Hudson is neutered. It doesn't pull out too easily with my fingers, and I don't want to hurt him by yanking it out. Any suggestions on how to remove it? He gets brushed regularly, but that doesn't seem to take it out.
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perhaps having him groomed by a professional and doing a good blow out/ dry will help to shed it.
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