Dog Hair Loss on Back Near Tail
by Gina F.
(Guaynabo, Puerto Rico)
Jackson's Hair Loss
Our dog Jackson developed this condition several weeks ago where he is losing hair. Took him to the vet 2 weekends ago. She said it wasn't anything serious and gave him an antibiotic and told me to step up his Frontline to once every 3 weeks instead of every 4.
He takes Rimadyl occasionally and Phycox every day so the Vet said he might develop some thyroid issues.H e's been on Frontline for 4 years so it's hard to believe it's just now a problem.
What would you suggest as Plan B if I stopped Frontline?
He gets a mix of 1/2 cup dry food (IAMS ) and 1 cup green beans 3x daily. Haven't changed his food in over a year. The beans were the Vet's idea.
Jackson did not get better after first visit to the vet so took him back again and vet say he has a parineal hernia. The hair loss is due to his biting his rear back because he can't reach his anal region, where the hernia is located.
The vet suggested for Jackson is for him to a) lose weight (relieves stress on that area); b) relieve the dry skin through a supplement and also some moisture cream (Udder Butter is fine). He is not a candidate for surgery. Also, the vet does NOT recommend Advantix because it works by getting into the blood stream and has potential for damage to the organs.
What do you recommend?
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