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Dr. Barbara, Board Certified Veterinarian
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Experience:  Thirty years experience in small animal medicine and surgery.
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I have an Italian Greyhound, purebreed who is prone to loosing

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I have an Italian Greyhound, purebreed who is prone to loosing hair in patches from base of
next and down spine to tail. This only occurs on the brindle part of his coat and not on the
white hair which is on the back of his next and chest and paws and tip of tail.

Also the area at the back of the neck gets a little oily and feels a little pimply......is this a
type of Mange or is it diaetary or an allergic reaction ????

I look forward to hearing from you.

Anne Walker
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Barbara replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Barbara :

Hi Anne! Welcome to JustAnswer. I am a licensed veterinarian and I'm happy to be of help. Pimply dermatitis could be mange, could be bacterial, could be hormonally caused, or could be caused by all three.

Dr. Barbara :

I'd recommend that she have a skin scraping done (which can be done in the veterinary clinic), have her thyroid tested, and then treat according to the results of those tests.

Dr. Barbara :

Also, I really doubt that her problem is allergic, and if Niccolina is eating a high quality food, probably not dietary.

Dr. Barbara :

Hope this discussion has been helpful! Please let me know if you have more questions or concerns. . .Dr. Barbara

Customer: Thank you for this, will try both.
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Expert:  Dr. Barbara replied 3 years ago.
Hi Anne,
Thank you for your kind rating. . .greatly appreciated!
I'll be checking in with you in about 1 week to hear about Niccolina's diagnosis and how treatment is going.
I'd love to hear from you!
Dr. Barbara
Expert:  Dr. Barbara replied 3 years ago.
Hi Anne,
How is Niccolina doing? What was causing her fur loss and dermatitis?
Thanks in advance for letting me know. . .
Dr. Barbara