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Old 01-09-2013, 11:47 AM
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10 week old losing fur on face

My 10 week old puppy, who seems otherwise to be doing fine, looks like she might be losing a little fur on her face, between her nose and eyes, and maybe a little on her cheeks.

Is this relatively normal or something that requires attention, medical or otherwse?

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Old 01-09-2013, 11:54 AM
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Take the puppy into the vet. If something is concerning you it needs to be addressed by a professional.
What does the skin look like where the fur loss is?
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Go to the vet. Puppies can get demodectic mange that causes hair loss in those areas, and it is sometimes the sign of an underlying condition.
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Go to the vet. Puppies can get demodectic mange that causes hair loss in those areas, and it is sometimes the sign of an underlying condition.
Yes, sounds exactly what a previous puppy of mine had when he had demodectic mange. It sounds worse than it is, but just take him to the vet for the proper medicine and bath soap.
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I was going to say demodex as well- so get your pup to the vet
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Or ringworm. Please go to the vet.
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I agree-demodetic mange was my first thought as well. It's not contagious but best to get it under control sooner rather than later, if that is what it is.
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OK...Got an appointment for tomorrow morning. In the mean time, I tried to snap this while she was sleeping. Does this look like the mange you guys are referring to?
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I agree with the demodectic mange consensus. I believe it is something she would have gotten from her mother. A simple skin scrape will tell you. And from the picture it looks like a possibility! My bf's blue heeler had it and they put her on a daily ivermectin regimen for 45 days and she's free of it now!
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Just learn from my mistake... If they put her on ivermectin, don't give her a heartworm treatment this month!
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