Well Ive brought him too the local petco where every month they have an onsight vet who gives shots, and he gave me the frontline, and he said he didnt have fleas he looked him all over, he doesnt seem too nibble at it or anything, no other spots anywhere else, he does have a lil scab like thing on top of his head, but it seem like it is getting softer and going away, he does nibble tho and **** all over especially his tail, but not crazy like, seems like he just has an itch, but sometimes IDK, sorry if Im being a bother I just love this lil dude and dont want anything too happen too him, he is up to date on his shots and Ive given him the frontline plus thing twice so far and the vet at the petco thing said he is fine no reactions to any shots or doesnt seem too have any fleas/ticks or any kind of worms/parasites.....have you used a fine tooth comb and checked for flea eggs? mite be flea's causing him to scratch or bite the area. What about allergies? has he ever been tested for Mange? any other areas look raw (behind his ears, on the top of his head, any raised fur bumps?)
I see what you mean, it does look a little thin around there, but the pic does no justice, he has a very, very wild coat, where he has a black stripe running down his back and then its like brown/gray/orange/ and he has white on his chest and like a chain around his neck, but overall, under his pits and getting towards his belly area the hair does seem a bit thin....The hair looks really thin overall, not just where he's scratching. I've been told that thin hair is a sign of demodex mange, but I've never experienced it personally so I wouldn't assume it is. If its not an external parasite, it could be something in the environment making him itch (fabric softener, dust, heat on in the house drying out his skin, etc). I would have a vet do a thorough exam and maybe a skin scrape to rule out parasites so you're not just spinning your wheels. Then go from there. Rule out parasites, environmental, and dietary.
With my pup the raised hair was mange. looked kinda like a shelf on his head and his arms. My poor pup! he had sen about 4 different vets over his life and nine noticed until I got a another opinion for something else and he state treating for mange. Amazing how it's already helped, along with the oatmeal baths. For me anyway...What causes the raised fur? Sorry not trying to hijack the thread.