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His fur is coming out on 1side of his face, Sunday, Bumpy

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His fur is coming out on 1side of his face
JA: I'll do all I can to help. When did you first notice the dog was losing his fur?
Customer: Sunday
JA: Is his skin bumpy or itchy as well?
Customer: Bumpy but hes not scratching it
JA: And what's the dog's name and age?
Customer: Juke and 12yrs
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know about Juke?
Customer: No
Submitted: 6 days ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 6 days ago.
Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet with 10 years of clinical experience.I'm sorry to hear this and appreciate your concern for Juke.
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 6 days ago.
Has this ever happened before?What breed is he?
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
his fur has come back
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Bullmastif cross
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 6 days ago.
Thank you, sure.Would a clear photo be possible please?
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Did you get it?
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 6 days ago.
No, no photo has come through I'm afraid. I'll let you know as soon as it does.
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
I've sent some through email as can't do it on here for some reason
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 6 days ago.

Thank you, ok.

I believe the admins should send this on to me ASAP and I will let you know.

Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 5 days ago.

Hi there, I have still not received a photo.

Perhaps this will help:

Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 4 days ago.

It looks like you may be offline. Without further information or a photo it is difficult for me to provide the best advice but I will certainly try. Please reply when you can and we can continue the conversation.

Bumpy skin with missing fur could be a range of things in an older, large breed dog including:

  • A 'hot spot' or bacterial infection
  • A fungal infection such as ringworm
  • Mites
  • A tooth root abscess
  • Etc.

A vet check is sensible so we can examine Juke, his face and his mouth.

He may well need some medicine such as antibiotics and a medicated wash.

If he is rubbing his face, protect the skin with a buster collar as needed.

Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 4 days ago.

Any further questions are welcomed.

Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 4 days ago.

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