|Barked: Mon Mar 12, '07 6:33am PST |
|I concure with everyone who's already posted. This sounds like mange.
I'm not sure if this is a common problem with GSD's, but I had one growing up that had the same problem. He was loosing the fur around his eyes. We brought him to the vet and they did testing and found no evidence of mange.
One year later he had almost no fur left on his body, his skin was cracking, oozing and raw. We spent so much money in vet bills trying to figure out what was wrong. Some vets told us it could be he was highly allergic to everything!! Others told us that appeared to be mange, but skin scrapings come up with nothing. He died at a young age, and after that they did an autopousy to figure out what it was. I was in high school at the time and remember clearly that the vet then told my mother that it was a rare case of mange (can't remember what it was called) which is why it was hard for any vets to find or confirm.
So bring him to the vet quickly and don't rest till you have a defiante answer, even if it means spending some big bucks!
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