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Question by bonniecronin
Submitted on 12/30/2003
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I have a three year old boxer who has a bald spot on her neck. She was bitten by a neighbor's dog, developed a bump where the bit marks were and then lost her hair in that area.  She has also developed black spots in the same area (where her hair follicles are). According to her vet, she has had an allergic reaction to the dog bite. She suggested applying hydrocortisone to that area to see if the hair will grow back.

Does anyone know of something I can do to get her hair to grow back?  She cannot wear her collar or anything around her neck because it rubs her skin raw.

Answer by JuliaD
Submitted on 1/11/2006
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I have a 9 month old Boxer that has a bald spot on her neck.  I don't believe she was ever bitten by another dog.  We noticed the hair began thinning in August and let it go for a little while, but it only got worse.  The vet gave us a medicated wash and we changed her back to the food the breeder fed her.  Her hair started growing back.  Everything seemed fine until last week.  There isn't anymore hair growing and we saw 3 sores on the bald spot and it also looked like she had some black spots on it also.  We will be going back to the vet, but if anyone knows what this could be i would appreciate any help


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