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What's happening to my dog!
Well, tonight i was rubbing Djangos face and ears, giving him a little rub down and I felt what appeared to be a patch of dry skin right in front of his ear between the ear and the eye, closer to the ear. As i am investigating further i see what looks like chunks of dry skin. I took him to the vet yesterday for his monthly shot and he has something similar on his tail. The vet said it's just dry skin,he did test it to make sure it wasn't anything like fleas or mites, came back fine and he believes the prednisone is what is making the hair on his tail thinner.
So, as i am pushing hair around to see what this dander particles are i realize small chunks of hair are coming out. Theres a patch about the size of a quarter that has no hair, this dander and if i pull what's left in that area, it comes out with such ease that the dog doesn't even notice!
of course, i am going out of town tomorrow so I called the vet and am taking him as soon as I land back home next week. He's not bothered by it, didn't flinch when i pulled the hair out so i stopped, didn't want to make the area worse. what could this be? Could this be the prednisone? Django also gained another pound due to the pred. The vet suggested trying to put an additional day between doses, will tackle that when I return as well.