My dog has a bald spot around his tail. Should I worry?

My dog has a bald spot around his tail. He used to chew it when his anus was swollen, but it went away. It's not irritated and doesn't seem to bother him at all.

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    By: Kara McCarty El Segundo, CA

    Replied on 04/19/2011

    It's possible that when he was chewing he did some damage to the hair follicles in that area and he may never have a normal amount of or any hair in that spot again. What does the rest of his hair coat look like? If the rest of his coat is thick and normal looking that is probably the case. However if his coat in general looks thin or different than usual, he's gained weight, he's lethargic compared to normal, or has had some recurrent infections it's possible that his thyroid gland isn't functioning normally or he has internal disease which is suppressing normal hair regrowth. If you are at all suspicious of anything like that then a physical examination, bloodwork including a complete blood count, biochemistry profile and thyroid profile are warranted.

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  • My dogs vagina is swollen. Why?

    My dog has been spayed and is 4 years old and I noticed today she is very swollen in her genital area.

  • Dog dandruff relief?

    My 2 1/2 year old mixed lab has been on antibiotics for the past 6 weeks to clear "probable skin infection" (a tiny little redness around some folicules)causing really bad excessive dandruff (which started last December, winter dry indoor season). My dog never had dandruff before, but suffers from seasonal allergies (summer, itching, licking paws...).I deal with seasonal itching with maintenance treatment and it's ok. Dandruff is much better now but still, I'm confused. Antibiotics for so long?

  • Is is it harmful to use benadryl for dogs and puppies for skin problems?

    My puppy has a skin condition and is scratching terrible.

  • What causes hives in dogs?

    Our bullmastiff broke out in bumps (hives) and even her eyelids swelled up. Our Vet gave us hydroxazine to give her, but we were wondering what could have caused this. She was going crazy trying to sooth the itching I guess, all over her body.

  • Dog stomach blister? What could this be?

    In my golden's stomach I found something on its stomach, the size of a quarter, round and had a green color to it. It looked like a blister. I squeezed it and a green pasty substance came out of it. I wiped it and now there is a red spot which looks like a blister looks after it bursts. I wiped it with peroxide and sprayed Lanacane on it. What can this be?

  • Are these symptoms of dog mites infestation?

    My dog has a small bald spot on his rear, round, started out the size of a quarter, came on all of a sudden and has grown a little bit since then. The spot is skin colored, not red, but does have reddish-brown raised welts.

  • Is canine hairloss common in Bullmastiff Dogs?

    I have a female bullmastiff and she is losing patches of hair. What are some of the possible reasons why?

  • Bacterial infection on dog nose

    I have a lab/boxer mix. He is 1 1/2 years old. For the past year, we have been trying to cure a bacterial infection on his nose. It is only on one side of the nose, but also is spreading to his eye. We have tried antibiotics for the past year. They do help with the infection, but as soon as I stop the antibiotics, the infection is right back again. Any suggestions?

  • How can I stop my dog biting his leg?

    Our dog has an itchy sore on his back lower leg that he keeps biting and it gets a little bloody and looks swollen. I have tried to put antibiotic ointment on it and cover it, but he just bites it until it comes off. He can still reach it with a collar on.

  • My dog's testicle area is cheery red, what kind of rash is that?

    My 1 yr old pit bull started out this morning with one testicle cherry red. As the day went on, it spread to the other one. The skin feels cool, no bleeding or anything. What could this be?

  • Red dog bumps with a dark scab?

    My roommate's dog has recently had about 5-8 random bumps appear on his belly and neck. They are almost half a centimeter in diameter, and we noticed them first as red, raised bumps on his skin that were either already dark scabs, or developed into them quickly. At first we thought they might be bug bites. Now I would just like the knowledge of a professional! Just need to know if this is something simple, from him being a puppy and exploring the yard, or if he needs to see a vet asap. Thanks!!

  • Dog has lumps that are large and blister like under chin?

    Our black lab, Maylee, is 9 months old and has had these lumps under her chin for a couple months now. Should I be concerned since they are not going away, and some are forming larger pockets?

  • Is dog mange contagious?

    A lady brought her pit bull to the park who has mange and the sign clearly says no dogs allowed if they are having problems. Having said that, her dog was playing with my dogs. Can they get the mange from contact???

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