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#1 maria

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 04:37 PM

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My Border Collie Chester, is 16 weeks old, and I noticed this past week that he has lost some hair around his eye,
there is no sign of a rash, and he doesnt seem to be itching it at all,
Anyone have any ideas, ? I do have a vet appt for him next week for his Boosters, and I shall mention it then,
I would appreciate it if anyone has had similar experiences, I am wondering if it is some kind of allergy....?
Maria

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#2 Lenajo

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 04:41 PM

allergies, possibly demodectic mange. With either unless it gets worse, is red or he's scratching at it I would just keep it clean and leave it alone.

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 04:43 PM

The vet needs to do a skin scrape for mange - that's very much how my 4 months old pup looked when he got a very mild case of mange around his eye - it cleared out with a simple treatment. It appeared out of a sudden, and we too thought it's some sort of an allergy or scratch. Nope, he had mites and they were visible under the microscope ...

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 05:30 PM

First guess would be mange.

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 06:05 AM

Do NOT vaccinate him if there is a chance it is mange (esp Demodetic). That sort of challenge to his immune system will stymie attempts by it to fight off the Demo mite. So, go in and first have that area looked at, and if sure not mange, then, get the vax.
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Posted 08 November 2009 - 10:00 PM

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My Border Collie Chester, is 16 weeks old, and I noticed this past week that he has lost some hair around his eye,
there is no sign of a rash, and he doesnt seem to be itching it at all,
Anyone have any ideas, ? I do have a vet appt for him next week for his Boosters, and I shall mention it then,
I would appreciate it if anyone has had similar experiences, I am wondering if it is some kind of allergy....?
Maria



Definately get it scraped , and no vaccines until diagnosed .
Also be careful of what kinds of treatments you use.
When my pup was diagnosed with demodectic mange , I used Interferon and Zinc Methionine . It worked like a charm but is expensive. Hair started growing back within two weeks . It comes compounded , given orally and my dog LOVED it ! :rolleyes:


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