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    Default Bald Spots?

    I have just noticed these little bald spots on her 3 of her legs.
    I am taking to the Vets in less than two weeks for her vaccination booster shots and I will be asking about his to. But I was wondering if any one had any ideas. She has recently been bathed and flea treated And while she did have some hair loss issues earlier on her bum since her bath and flea treatment her fur has grown back.

    Her is a few pics. Sorry about the quality Gypsy kept wriggling lol




    The spot is in about the same area on the 2 other of her other legs
    It is clearly a result of chewing but I am not sure why. She is healthy and happy. Gets lots of excersice and stimulation.

    Thanks in advance

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    Could be ringworm which is sort of a fungal infection like tinea, it's not a worm. You might be able to treat it with jock itch cream or a "topical" cream for thrush - but I'm not sure. My vet did not suggest this, he had some other expensive stuff to stick on the spot. And one vet thought it was ringworm and the other vet thought it wasn't.

    Do some googling on ring worm - bald patches that don't heal up with broken hair around the edge of the patch are often ringworm. Sometimes they will fluoresce under UV light but not always.

    And it can be catchy infectious to other dogs, cats and humans.

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    I bloody hope not Hy! I will check the cat and all the humans anyway just to be sure.
    The spots aren't red and seems to be only the 3 I have found so far.
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    Yeah one of my friends refused to let me with or without dog visit when we thought we had ringworm. She'd had horrible problems with it when she was a kid.

    Spots don't have to be red.

    Mange makes hair fall out too.

    Or it could be some insect bite, chewed free of hair and now healing.

    Lots of possibilities. Ring worm is reasonably straight forward if tedious to treat.

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    Thanks Hyacinth, I have my fingers crossed for the insect bite option lol. I have put some diluted Tee tree oil on them for now.And until I get her to the vet we will stay away from other dogs for now, just incase. I'll keep an eye on them make sure they don't get biger or red.

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    Maybe Aussie Myf will have some better ideas when she looks in.

    Here's hoping they all get better.

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    Looks like hot spots or mange to me.

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    I agree it looks like hotspots to me.
    Dogs make everyday life enjoyable...........

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    We are heading to the Vet soon anyway will get it check out. They have not gotten bigger during the night. I think one of them has already started regrowing hai. so I might continue with the diluted tee tree and keep an eye on on them and if they get worse we will get to the vet sooner.
    thanks all for the suggestions.

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    Default Dog skin problem

    Could be mange: definitely get it checked by a vet: they should do a skin scraping to rule this out, they will check other possibilities otherwise.

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