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bald spot on head
We are on vacation for two weeks, so we won't be able to see our vet until July 9 at the earliest. Two days ago, when I was putting clips in Shama's hair, I noticed a HUGE bald spot (slightly smaller than a dime) on the top of her head! Attached is a poor quality photo taken with my old flip phone. (I won't be posting vacation photos until we get home as I'll be downloading them from our camera.) The coloring you see is just the uneven pigment of her skin. This bald spot is completely confounding us. She has always rubbed her head on things whenever I put clips in her hair, but she's almost never succeeded at getting them out, and we've never noticed tufts of hair coming out with the clips. Also, wouldn't hair be growing back out of the spot if it were simply a matter of hair being ripped out? This is not a spot she can reach with her paws or her teeth. We're hoping this isn't sebaceous adenitis. There isn't any crustiness or scabbing. We'll make an appointment with our vet for when we get home. Meanwhile, do you have any thoughts?