- May 1, 2018
My boy Skywalker has developed small spots on his skin that seem to have lost their fur. The spots are not raised at all, and don’t appear to be itchy. I live in South Africa and we are in the middle of winter, so I thought maybe it might be from where his warm coat is maybe rubbing the fur off. It is only around the areas where his coat sits, and not around the lower part of his body, his head or arms.
He has also recently been diagnosed with mitral valve dysplasia (much heartache over this, but it is a sad story for another day ) and has been taking vetmedin, so my other guess is that it might be medication related.
I spoke to my breeder and she thought perhaps it might be a fungal infection, but it doesn’t look like any of the pics I have seen online with fungal infections. She has recommended that I wash him with a medicated shampoo. I will go get the shampoo in the morning. Just wanted to check in to see if anyone else has had the same problem and maybe knows for certain what it is? His skin is otherwise healthy, not dry, and he gets bathed roughly once a week and washed with a baby shampoo.