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My 6-year-old toy poodle is having alopecia. Our vet because we washed him too much; our groomer says otherwise. We did go to the lavender field in Mayfield UK two days before he started losing his fur.

Has it happened to your doggy before? I saw some posts in 2012 and 2013 but those groups are closed now. Happy to hear from you guys if your doggy has experienced same!

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I have no idea about the hair loss, but will suggest that you post this question in the grooming and/or health subforums so more people see your question. Not everyone looks at intro posts.
 

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I don’t think I have permission to write on those forums just yet. Please authorise.


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How heart breaking - your puppy is adorable.

I'm surprised your vet told you it was from washing your dog too often. If that was the case, then wouldn't he have alopecia all over his body? Did the hair stop growing and fall out, or did it break off leaving short hair?

Has he been itching or rubbing the area? Could it be from allergies?

It appears to be growing out again. Sometimes alopecia can occur spontaneously and then grow back - and then fall out again or never fall out again - very unpredictable.

My minipoo got a bee sting this spring - and I was shocked and sad to discover that the pea size area around the bee sting, where her skin was swollen had completely lost all hair - no hair whatsoever. However that hair is now growing back. In her case the hair fell out in response to the bee sting.
 

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Well that is weird, you should be able to post anywhere once you make an intro. Maybe it is related to using the app as opposed to the web.
 
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I posted on the second thread to see a veterinary dermatologist. They will figure it out in one visit.
 

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Sorry @MFmst what was your veterinary dermatologist's contact again? I am completely new to this forum or even forum in general. I didn't see the contact details in your second thread.
 

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Sorry @MFmst what was your veterinary dermatologist's contact again? I am completely new to this forum or even forum in general. I didn't see the contact details in your second thread.
MFmst Is recommending you see a vet who specializes in veterinary dermatologist immediately rather than waste time with your regular vet who might suggest numerous things before figuring out the problem. The specialist will find the answer more quickly saving time and money. Ask your regular vet for a recommendation in your area.
 

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Sorry @MFmst what was your veterinary dermatologist's contact again? I am completely new to this forum or even forum in general. I didn't see the contact details in your second thread.

I don't think Mfmst gave you a specific referral for a veterinary dermatologist. You should see one though. If you can't make contact with one yourself ask your regular local vet for a referral.
 

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Fluff, ask your regular vet for a referral to a vet dermatologist. They refer all the time and some of the specialists will not take an appointment without one. My pet insurance will not reimburse without one, either. Best wishes for some resolution.
 

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It looks as if just that particular patch of skin came into contact with something that caused temporary hair loss, rather than a more general alopecia. It could have been almost anything - I know one dog that suffered a severe reaction to undiluted dog shampoo, and my cat reacts similarly to surgical spirit and flea spot on treatments. Given where the patch of hair loss is, it could well be a reaction to shampoo or similar, if she was bathed just before it occurred, so I would not discount your vet's advice. Or, as you say it followed the trip to the bee-loud lavender fields, it could be a reaction to an insect sting or bite. I don't know that I would look for a dermatologist just yet, although if it recurs or her hair is thinning elsewhere on her body that would be the next step. I would use only hypoallergenic products on her, making sure even those are well diluted, and watch her carefully for any soreness or other reaction.
 

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It looks like a reaction to something like fjm says.....I would guess a topical flea treatment or some other substance as it seems just to be in a patterned area and not all over the body. I second the use of only hypoallergenic products......Also if the hair growing in is darker, don't worry, as that is normal after a skin trauma and in time will fade to normal color, most of the time!
 

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Well, with my past experience of flea and tick remedies, I would say to still see a dog dermatologist . My dog gets seizures from Frontline. Unfortunately if you are like me, we are a rural area with no Vet Specialists. Do let us know what happens.
 
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