Why does my dog have a patch of fur that seems to be missing. The area is thinner and grayish white.

He is a large breed dog and one year old. He has had the missing fur patch on his side of balck every since he was about nine monthes old. I have had my dog since he was three monthes old.

Asked by Member 836569 on Dec 13th 2009 Tagged fur, dog in Grooming
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Has he ever been hurt around that area? Even a bee sting. I know i have had a dog in the past after an injury his hair changed color to grey in that spot. Just one idea but i am sure you will hear more.

Seth answered on Dec 13th.

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My first guess, Mites.
Take him to vet and request skin scrap. They will do this test the skin undermicroscope and look for mites. There is two types of mites and they will be able to tell you what they found good luck

Dieta answered on 12/14/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer