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my 14 year old dog is losing her fur around her eyes, why?


Asked by Member 1072986 on Nov 24th 2011 Tagged skin, fur, losing, older in Senior Pet
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Cookies 'n' Creme (1998-2011)

Has she been pawing at them?


Cookies 'n' Creme (1998-2011) answered on 11/25/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


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Could be demodex mange. It often shows up in elderly dogs whose immune system isn't quite up to snuff, especially if they had problems with it as a puppy.
If it is not red and/or irritated I wouldn't worry about it. It is not contagious and not usually terribly itchy.
If they are itchy and/or raw and irritated, I would definitely check with your vet.


Member 641257 answered on 11/25/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer