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PostSubject: Mange? or Bite mark?   Mange? or Bite mark? EmptyTue Apr 02, 2013 1:27 am


I just got a new Husky puppy (Kali) and we are worried that she might have demodectic mange. I took her to the vet last Thursday, but the vet did not say anything about the hairless patch above her eyebrow and the patch on the side of her mouth. We think that it could also be a scratch or bite mark from our other dog, because she scratched her under the eye when they were playing. I will be making an appointment for next week, so hopefully everything turn out okay.

Please let me know what you guys think.

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Location : Toronto, ON, Canada

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PostSubject: Re: Mange? or Bite mark?   Mange? or Bite mark? EmptyTue Apr 02, 2013 7:49 am

From the pics, it kinda looks like what Stark had when he had Demodex... I'd definitely get it checked out by a vet just to be on the safe side.. It's odd that they didn't say anything about it before though...
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PostSubject: Re: Mange? or Bite mark?   Mange? or Bite mark? EmptyTue Apr 02, 2013 9:30 am

That may also be ZRD (zinc reactive dermatosis), which is a zinc deficiency. A couple members and former members have had this issue, so definitely do a search on here and ask your vet about it. I did also pull this off

"Zinc deficiency manifests as 'zinc responsive dermatosis' (ZRD) in many dogs. This is a skin condition that primarily affects areas of the face and head, particularly the muzzle, ears and around the eyes where hair-loss occurs and red, scaly patches of skin develop. "

Hope you figure it out soon!

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