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    Default My puppy is losing fur

    Hi if any one can help would be great
    had my staffy x mastiff for about 4 weeks she is 11months old and is losing fur in some spots is this normal puppy fur loss or could it be the food change she is on Blackhawk puppy.
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    I would visit the vet as skin conditions are always best sorted early. Meanwhile you could think about any changes in diet or places you have been. Losing fur in spots is not normal hair loss I would think.

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    I have just put her on Blackhawk 14.9.13 im worried that may be the problem but its meant to be the best for them
    cheers for that

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    Which sports are going bald? Could be mites, get the vet to do a skin scraping if it looks like its spreading

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    Ok thanks she was fine when we got here but there was very little grass plants etc at here last home
    there are some small scabs in places and shes scratching more then normal

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    My Mastiff has had 2 skin infections in the last few 2 years and both where treated with regular baths using Malaseb. A scraping will be your best bet for sure....might need a antibiotic aswell but your vet will steer you in the right direction. If you do use Malaseb let it soak in for a good 5-10 mins before washing it off.

    They can be slow to heal up the bald spots but the hair should eventually grow back if its not to serious.

    Heres a list of plants to get rid of if you have any at home....my dog used to love sleeping on my Roeo which was probably the cause of his skin issues when he was a pup.

    RSPCA NSW - Toxic Plants for Pets

    Good luck.


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    One of mine started badly losing hair on Black Hawk, while another had bad hot spots. It was terrible and I would never feed it again.

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    I had a pup once that got swiped by a cat on the nose and it caused an infection. After that healed I used vitamin e oil from capsules and the fur covered a treat. But would need to fix the underlying cause first.

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    Hi thanks only started on food change I think
    Was it just in spots ?
    Thanks

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    I think one thing I've learned from having a dog with food sensitivities is that no matter how 'good' the food is supposed to be, it really is an individual thing for each animal. What one does well on can upset another. It's really a game of trial and error, and I wouldn't assume your pup will be ok on a brand of food just because it is supposed to be good quality. I'd be heading to the vet too. Good luck with it, let us know how she goes.

    Sean, that's quite a list of plants! Bit scary really.

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