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Offline ElaineH

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« on: September 15, 2022, 11:29:13 AM »
Morgan (now 14 ) has developed a dark scabby patch about quarter way down on his tail and the hair in that area is thinning quite a lot. The vet isn't concerned and said it's something that can happen to older entire dogs but it can become infected so keep it clean with Hibiscrub. I can't find anything online about it, should have asked the vet for more information, is it hormonal? what's the condition called?
Even though he's got arthritis and now cataracts and is very deaf he's still such a bouncy Tiggerish dog with a constant waggy tail. Every day is a bonus  :luv: :luv:
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Re: scabby
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2022, 02:52:19 PM »
Gosh where did that time go, I can remember Morgan becoming part of your family.

Pleased to read that in his advancing years he still a bouncy boy.

Can't help with the scabby tail, but I hope it heals up quick smartish.  :luv:
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Re: scabby
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2022, 03:05:11 PM »
My two old ladies got this when they grew older.  Marley lost nearly all the hair on her tail, it started with just a small circle in the middle of her tail and just seemed to spread out.  It didnít bother her or the vets, it just didnít look very nice.  Stevie (her litter sister) also developed a bald spot in the middle of her tail but it started later than Marleyís and thus didnít get the chance to spread out.  Both girls had a half dock so baldness was limited to the shortness of their tails.  Both my girls were spayed after their second season so donít think it was hormonal in their case.
Luckily the appearance didnít stop their tails from wagging or bother them in the slightest.
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Re: scabby
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2022, 11:28:47 AM »
Thank you for your input both. Interesting that it happened to spayed females as well, just one more thing to add to the list of aging issues along with the pesky warts  >:D poor Morgan has quite a few of those now.
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