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    DefaultBald spots on ears, paws...any ideas what it could be?

    Thought maybe someone here has gone through this & can tell me what it could be.
    Gertie (1 yr 6mo. chocolate) has been getting small patchy bald spots mostly on her ears.
    Some spots on her paws as well. She is itchy & sometimes I catch her biting. But not a whole lot.
    No fleas & snow on the ground here.
    She's on Natures variety lamb & oatmeal.
    She does have yeast in her ears right now & am treating for that.
    She is also prone to allergies & just started Benadryl (vet said 2 tab 2x-3x a day) which I really
    haven't noticed any difference yet. I've only given 2x a day so far.
    She had a scraping for mites which came back negative. Treating for it though, just in case
    the mites weren't picked up in the scraping.
    I have another lab with no problems at all (other than he's a little bossy :)

    Any thoughts or ideas that can put me in the right direction is appreciated.
    I put a picture in, hopefully it'll turn out & you can see what I mean.


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    DefaultRe: Bald spots on ears, paws...any ideas what it could be?

    When my dog had mange it wasn't picked up in the skin scrapings. I actually had to have them do a skin biopsy to find them. (a lot of mites live down deep in the hair follicles and don't get picked up in scrapings.)

    Other than that the only other thing I can think of is to have a thyroid panel done to check that out, from what I understand sometimes thyroid problems can manifest themselves into skin issues. :-\

    I hope you can find something that works for her.

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    DefaultRe: Bald spots on ears, paws...any ideas what it could be?

    That does look like the time when Mambo had the mange. The first two times it showed up in the scrapping, but the third didn't. We treated anyway and it went away. Good luck with whatever it is. Hope the little girl feels better.

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    DefaultRe: Bald spots on ears, paws...any ideas what it could be?

    Was treatment for the mange the same as the mite treatment?
    I have to give her Ivermectin. 4 treatments. 1 every 14 days.

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    DefaultRe: Bald spots on ears, paws...any ideas what it could be?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gerties Mom
    Was treatment for the mange the same as the mite treatment?
    I have to give her Ivermectin. 4 treatments. 1 every 14 days.
    Peanut was on Ivermectin daily for almost a year (super super bad case of mange caused by demodectic mites. She was almost totally bald, not fun. ). She did have to be slowly weaned onto and off of it though, as it is a pretty powerful drug.
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