NeylasMom Posted July 18, 2008 Share Posted July 18, 2008 I posted in my rawfeeding forum b/c I was concerned this could be related to my dog's diet, but also wanted to post here because someone replied that it was common with whippets and might be with greys as well. Having said that, I can't remember seeing it with many of my fosters... Anyway, Zuri has a small patch, no more than 1"x1.5", on the back of his tail where he's missing his fur. He's had it for quite some time and I've attributed it to him still being crated. However, I recently noticed a similar patch developing on Neyla's tail, and my boyfriend's ridgeback/pit bull mix, Tiber now has one on his tail. Tiber's developed when he stayed at my house. He was crated, which he isn't at home, and had also recently been switched to raw (my dogs are raw fed) so it doesn't really help me figure out what's going on. I don't think it's ringworm (I've seen that before) or parasites (Neyla recently had a fecal) so I'm inclined to think crate, diet, or greyhound weirdness. Neyla is not crated, but chooses to lay in them on her own (and is fed in one), but that hasn't changed over time and I think her patch is new (although with the hot weather, she's maybe choosing the crate over the couch with me more often these days). Like I said, Zuri IS crated when I'm not home and is fed in one, but doesn't usually lay in them otherwise. Tiber lays in crates at home, but is never closed in, and is not fed in one. At this point, I'm inclined to think it's just the crates, but would appreciate any input. Quote Jen, CPDT-KA with Zuri, lab in a greyhound suit, Violet, formerly known as Faith, Skye, the permanent puppy, Cisco, resident cat, and my baby girl Neyla, forever in my heart "The great thing about science is that you're free to disagree with it, but you'll be wrong." Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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