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My dog Sydney is losing the fur in tufts around her tail nd rear end as well as around her neck. I also have a 17 month old son who is always tormenting her. I am a tuft puller and the other day I filled a shopping bag with tufts, she is overweight, around 95lbs or so. Anyone have any ideas what the problem could be? I live in a small town, so the vet it almost 3 hours away. Let me know!
 

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Is your dog balding at those points? Or is that just where you are noticing the tufts?

It could be your dog is shedding more because of stress.

If she's actually balding or has a thinning coat at those spots, or her coat looks terrible - I'd have the thyroid check done.

Considering she's overweight, the complete thyroid panel might not be a bad idea.
 
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