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Hair loss from insect/spider bite?

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:21 pm
by Alifaire
Well, the saga continues... the insect/spider bite on Victor's front leg is now losing all the hair around the bite site. The bald spot is about 1.5 inches up and down the leg and around half of the leg. The skin is dark pink to brownish pink. He is not favoring the leg, but does lick it occasionally.

It's been over a week since the initial bite and almost all of the swelling is gone. There's no fever, no lethargy.

Should I continue to be concerned about it or is it just typical for what could be a spider bite to cause that much hair loss?

Re: Hair loss from insect/spider bite?

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:51 pm
by StFrost
http://www.spiderzrule.com/pets.htm

I guess, from reading, hair loss is how you can tell it is a spider bite.

Also, no fever, no worries...

Re: Hair loss from insect/spider bite?

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:30 pm
by Barb Wright
Agree, no worries :)

Re: Hair loss from insect/spider bite?

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:34 pm
by Alifaire
Thanks - as usual - you're all an excellent source of wisdom!

Re: Hair loss from insect/spider bite?

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:21 pm
by Cindy
Yup, agree. That's been my experience as well. Rest easy.