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by sclazar
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Hair Loss in Healthy Young Dog
Replies: 18
Views: 21829

Re: Hair Loss in Healthy Young Dog

Hi Teresa, I guess I should have really posted another update to this thread. As it turns out, I've now come to the conclusion that the biotin and melatonin actually had no effect at all. I stopped giving them after a few months. And here's what I discovered in the intervening year and a half: this ...
by sclazar
Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Hair Loss in Healthy Young Dog
Replies: 18
Views: 21829

Re: Hair Loss in Healthy Young Dog

Hi everyone, I wanted to post an update here in case anyone comes across this thread in the future with a similar issue! We fully investigated allergies and tried various different diets, and nothing made a difference -- the hair loss progressed (mostly affecting the underside of his neck, chest, be...
by sclazar
Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Hair Loss in Healthy Young Dog
Replies: 18
Views: 21829

Re: Hair Loss in Healthy Young Dog

Thanks for the tips, everyone! We're transitioning Bentley over to Taste of the Wild's lamb formula, and my fingers are crossed that it will make a difference. We'd tried feeding Taste of the Wild (a different flavor) when we first got him, but he wouldn't eat it. The weird thing is that when we ado...
by sclazar
Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:09 am
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Hair Loss in Healthy Young Dog
Replies: 18
Views: 21829

Re: Hair Loss in Healthy Young Dog

Hi everyone, Thanks for all of your thoughts and suggestions. Unfortunately, this is still a mystery! Bentley had full blood work done (including an analysis that's meant to check for some kinds of allergies), and we also sent away for the full thyroid panel. As it turns out, EVERYTHING is completel...
by sclazar
Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Hair Loss in Healthy Young Dog
Replies: 18
Views: 21829

Re: Hair Loss in Healthy Young Dog

A vet visit and blood work for certain I'd say. Our Jill was borderline hypothyroid and was very energetic and pretty thin so you just never know. Having lived in NH for 12 years, this is NOT the time to be without your "winter jacket!" :lol: :lol: Thanks. Good to know that the hair loss could be t...
by sclazar
Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Hair Loss in Healthy Young Dog
Replies: 18
Views: 21829

Re: Hair Loss in Healthy Young Dog

First thought I have is thyroid issues , was that looked at? Thanks for the thought. I agree that the pattern of hair loss seems consistent with hypothyroidism, but that condition is associated with a slowed metabolism, including weight gain, lethargy, and mental dullness. Bentley is the exact oppo...
by sclazar
Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:32 am
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Hair Loss in Healthy Young Dog
Replies: 18
Views: 21829

Hair Loss in Healthy Young Dog

Hi everyone, New member here. I'm at my wit's end trying to figure out what's wrong with my dog and hoping some experienced Britt owners might be able to help! We adopted Bentley in June when he was a little under a year old. His coat was pretty typical for a Britt, despite a little bit of shaggines...