In the past week I've noticed that Guthrie seems to be loosing hair on his feet. It is mostly on the back feet but I can see it a little on the front too. I don't see him licking or chewing on them either. It just seems like a little area of thinning on top of each toe. Thoughts on what it could be??
Fall allergies, maybe? Wipe his feet when he comes in from outdoors and see if it improves.
Originally Posted by zoezoe
Kassy had something similar. She was worse when she walked on wet grass. She also had it on her chin from her feet. I had to keep her feet and chin dry and it helped. I also bathed her feet in Nizeraol(sp) a type of human shampoo. this healed it.
I'd take him to the vet for a skin scraping, just to rule out demodectic mange. He's just about the right age for the "juvenile onset" variety. :-\
Localized mange usually presents first on the head and feet/legs. If that's what it is, it's easily curable, so no worries.
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Megan, is he chewing on his feet at all? Abby gets that in the fall, it's allergies, I usually see her chewing on her feet though. That's my first clue, then the hairloss kicks in. It looks like poor little Guthrie's pawsies.
Poor fur kids.
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Kate, I was kinda wondering if it could be that too.... :-\ I hate to seem like an alarmist but, aren't we all when it comes to our babies?? Today at obedience class I was checking out everyones paws. I was somewhat relieved to see that the white german shepherd next to us had some thinning too.I'd take him to the vet for a skin scraping, just to rule out demodectic mange. He's just about the right age for the "juvenile onset" variety.Karina, nope. No chewing at all.Megan, is he chewing on his feet at all?
Hopefully it is just allergies. I will try to give his pawsies a good wiping when he comes in from outside but will also set up a visit just to check.
Thanks for everyones thoughts!
Megan, is he licking them at all? (I know you said he's not chewing...)
How are his ears?? Could also be yeast.
Henry's feeties get like that when his ears flare up, or when he's got allergies... but with allergies he's usually licking and chewing. Definitely wiping down his paws (and belly) will help when he comes in from outside.
Poor Gutherie!! :-* from your Auntie Felicia!!