Argentine Dogo Question

My 10 year old female Argentine Dogo has been very healthy all of his life. In the last year and...


My 10 year old female Argentine Dogo has been very healthy all of his life. In the last year and a half he has developed some horrible skin issues. He is itchy, and bites at his self, there are crusty sores all over him, and his fur is falling out. What can cause this problem?

    In Argentine Dogo - Asked by Anonymous - 9/2/2011 8:10:01 AM
Sarcoptic mange is a highly contagious skin disease found in dogs, caused by the Sarcoptes scabiei mite. These mites will burrow through the skin causing intense itching and irritation. The scratching that results is what causes the majority of the animal's hair to fall out. This is a treatable medical condition, but is highly contagious for other animals and humans. Pet owners are advised to keep the animal quarantined while it is being treated.
    Answered by Anonymous - 11/20/2011 2:54:57 PM


He or she (as it states female at the beginning) could be having a calcium deficiency that causes the hair to fall out and skin to be very itchy in which the dog will chew and create sores.
    Answered by Anonymous - 1/20/2012 12:05:22 PM