Japanese Chin Question

My Japanese Chin rubs her face on her bed and has lost some hair around her eyes and her neck. ...


My Japanese Chin rubs her face on her bed and has lost some hair around her eyes and her neck. She has been to the vet and they have given her meds for her ears and twice for her eyes but she still has the same problem. they also said she could be allergic but don't know from what. Anyone have the same problems.

    In Japanese Chin - Asked by Anonymous - 8/31/2011 7:33:21 PM
My japanese chin does, that we took him to the vet and they gave him special food and treats for just him, i think all japanese chins may have this problem.
    Answered by Anonymous - 9/4/2011 4:53:46 PM


Let me start off by telling you that Japanese Chin are very catlike. They clean thier faces on a regular basis by rubbing it. If she is tearing alot it may be due to dust, pollens but generally speaking it is just cleaning like a cat. The loss of hair around the neck can be from shedding naturally, a collar around the neck is rubbing it too much. Try and figure out when the started and it may answer your own question. Also, if you have other pets and they rough house it can be from that. Most likely the loss of hair around the neck is shedding, or a collar.
    Answered by crestchin - 9/18/2011 2:16:01 AM


The Japanese Chin breed is sensitive to corn. If you have it in your dog food or treats, that might be the problem.
    Answered by Anonymous - 12/15/2011 8:19:11 PM


I had a similar problem with my chin. I took him to the vet and they treated him with sterhoids and antibiotics. After a few rounds his skin became more irritated. I searched on the net and found it may be a fungal infection. I found a product at Tractor Supply Company that was used for cleaning the eyes of cattle. It cleared up the fungal infection. I now clean his eyes an creases around his muzzle and eyes regularly and it has not come back.
    Answered by Anonymous - 9/9/2012 6:25:50 PM