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Not sure if this will help but....Ari started to chew himself around his back legs and tail right around the time he was neutered. He kept it up until he had bald patches and his tail looked like a little pink stick. The vet couldn't find anything (mites, fleas, mange) and we tried anti-anxiety pills and anti-inflammatories for allergies. Neither worked. We tried shampoos, tea tree oil sprays, keeping him extra clean, letting him get dirtier. Nothing worked. Eventually he slowed down the incessant chewing and his hair started to grow back. Now he's 14 months old and his fur and tail look great. He still starts everyday with a big chew-fest but his hair no longer comes out (I am starting to suspect the baby teeth were too sharp and his adult teeth don't have the same effect on his oh so soft cottony fur.)
Good luck with your little one. I know it looks awful and people stop to comment but it went away and is just a bad memory now for us.