German Shorthaired Pointer Question

We have a 1 year old female spayed GSH that had developed bald spots on her neck. The hair is...


We have a 1 year old female spayed GSH that had developed bald spots on her neck. The hair is changing color to a copper shade that rings the balding area and washes out to her normal color. We have had it check by the vet but it continue to grow in size. No suggestions from him yet as to the cause. Everything keeps coming back normal. Area is not red, just balding and has a copper color ring in the fur that fades into white with the usual spots. Lookes like someone pulled the hair out. Any ideas or suggestions would be helpful. Skin looks healthy and is just smooth like a baby with freckles. The copper color seems to be growing and I am concerned that she is going to be a baldy.

    In German Shorthaired Pointer - Asked by Anonymous - 10/16/2011 12:56:09 AM
This is just a guess, but ask your vet if the spot could be a button tumor or puppy strangles. I was told by my vet that both of these are somewhat rare conditions, but my pup had one of these. We used cortizone cream twice a day and it cleared up. Good luck.
    Answered by Anonymous - 11/25/2011 2:52:19 PM