So someone mentioned to me that they have a fawn Kelpie with the same patchy, thin fur that Dodge has, and their dog has been diagnosed with Colour Dilution Alopecia. Apparently its a somewhat rare genetic disease that only effects dogs with unusual coat colours (blue, fawn, etc)
Here are some links to info about it
Color Dilution Alopecia | Dermatology for Animals
Colour Dilution Alopecia - WikiVet
colour dilution alopecia
I'll talk to the family about it tomorrow and see what they think (apparently there is no effective treatment so my family might not want to spend money to try and get a diagnosis)
I know i've been talking about Dodge's health a lot lately, but her fur has thinned out a large amount in the past month, and the website seems to indicate that the disease is progressive and gets worse with age.
What do you think? Have i finally discovered what is causing Dodge's unusual fur?
These are two dogs who have the disease
And here's Dodge
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