Originally Posted by Nizmo357
nismo had a qtr size patch of hair missing on his back. after going to the vet and doing a skin scrape we concluded it was demodex mange. she sent us home with goodwinol oil to apply 2X/day.
post a pic if you can, but it sounds like demo to me. go to the vet and they'll do a skin scrape and find out what it is.
although, it could also be a allergy. did you switch foods? did he get into something?
more info pleeeaaassse
Yeah - he had a bad case of demo at 2.5 months...as well as allergies and yeast...but the vet did a clean scrape for demo 2 months ago. And his allergies/yeast seemed to be confined only to redness on his paws...but all of this has cleared up.
As I said - the vet took some of the hair-samples and she could see that the hair follicles were actually broken off...and she even supported my theory of him sitting on his tail.
Plus he doesn't ever touch his tail - doesn't itch, bite, gnaw, etc. But he does kind of sit on his tail, right where this spot is, as he's kind of supporting himself up on the hardwood.