My dog had a hot spot on her neck, and it is healed up, but now she is losing the hair on her back and legs in patches. It is falling out in chunks. She has never shed before. Any ideas?


It depends on the breed. Since this is spring, it may be normal. You do not need to treat this as an emergency, but if it continues, be sure to take her to your regular vet for an exam. It does not sound like it has anything to do with the hot spot.

Updated on April 4, 2018

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Why Is My Dog Losing Hair and What Should I Do About It?
By Dr Mark