This is regarding my pitbull mix. For the last few days, her hair has been shedding like crazy.. I have also noticed these (click link for pics) scabs and pink spots especially around hind legs and neck area. she has always been allergic to almost anything (grass, treats, her bed etc etc) and have broken out in hives before. However this time, there are no hives, just tremondous amount of hair shedding and those pink spots I have mentioned. she is eating regularly (recently switched to timberwolf ocean blue formula due to her allergies), energy is normal and does not seem to be in any pain. I will be taking her to a vet in couple of days but can any of you shed any light on this? I am also wondering do pitbulls shed hair during changing of seasons? I'm afraid she is gonna have no hair left at this rate! Could this be a mange of some kind? thanks in advance for your answers.
That looks like a staph infection, secondary to allergies. is she itchy? your vet will probably get her on antibiotics. Antibacterial shampoos can be soothing and helpful as well. Pitbulls or any breed can be affected. The hair is falling out so fast because the follicle is inflammed and damaged…the hair will regrow once the infection and inflammation are controlled. is she young? You might talk to your vet about allergy testing and desensitization injections. Fatty acid supplements, such as Omega 3 and 6 Fish Oil capsules can be extremely beneficial to these dogs!
Doesn't look like mange to me. Dogs sometimes get this cranky dermatitis of 'unknown etiology' meaning they got no idea what causes it. especially when there are allergies involved. The treatment will probably be prescribed steroids (no big deal), and these things clear up after a while.
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