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Dogs fur suddenly looks patchy

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JBJ Sun 01-Jan-17 14:46:13

Can't think of any other way to describe it! She does have some issues with food intolerances, but has been on her current kibble for 3 years now with no problems. She's naturally "fluffy" (poodle x collie) and is currently about 8 weeks post clip, so is normally getting a bit wild again by now, but her coat doesn't seem to be growing as quickly as normal, and it looks dull and thin if that makes sense?

Normally, when she has a reaction to food, she gets itchy and bites at herself, but I've noticed none of that. She's up to date with flea/tick treatment and wormer.

She did start on Incurin for incontinence about 4 months ago, and this seems to be making her a bit hormonal - she smells a bit like she's in season so very popular with the boys, and she's become very reactive to bitches - which the vet says is a recognised side effect, although not common. I'm wondering if the coat thing is also related to this? I'm due st the vets Tuesday for more meds so will obviously get this checked out too.

chocaholic73 Sun 01-Jan-17 20:42:49

I was going to ask if she was on any medication before I read your last paragraph. My standard poodle has a similar problem since upping his steroid dose some months back (he has Addisons so is on it for life unfortunately). Definitely discuss it with your vet. Hopefully, they will have some ideas. It's such a shame when they don't look as beautiful as they once did .

JBJ Sun 01-Jan-17 21:00:37

I've been googling and apparently alopecia can occur in a small amount of fogs on Incurin long term so I think it's probably that. There's quite a list of side effects and she seems to have majority of them in some form sad

JBJ Sun 01-Jan-17 21:00:55

Fogs??? Dogs obviously!

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