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Hi, I hope someone can help....

Murphy is 5 months old and has been losing great clumps of fur from his legs, chest and underbelly. His legs are matted and no amount of grooming seems to help. The vets are baffled (although they don't seem to know much about labradoodles!).

Is this simply Murphy blowing out his puppy fur or is it something else?

I'd appreciate any thoughts on this!

Thanks.
 
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Hi Bobster,
I don't have any answers, but I did find a good website that might give you some ideas:
http://www.vetinfo4dogs.com/dhairloss.html
I also saw a post on another site where the owner was pretty sure her dog was going bald from an allergic reaction to a carpet cleaning solution.
5 Months seems very young to be blowing a puppy coat, I think?
For the mats on his legs, I found a comb and brush I love:
Grooma comb (It is for a horses tail, but works great for our dogs!)
http://www.horsetackco.com/product_info ... cts_id=221
Les Poochs Brush, Expensive, but worth it! I use the purple, firm brush and the red handled mat zapper:
http://www.lespoochs.com/BRUSHES.asp
 

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I dont know if im much help but my mom has a chesapeake bay retriever and he goes bald around his legs, back, and near his butt...he has dermatitis. The vets tried a few things that didnt work but luckily my mom is a dermatology nurse and she used the same stuff they give to humans for it and he hasnt lost his hair in years.
 

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Thanks for that ... I think I may have got to the bottom of it now. It would seem that a shampoo he was prescribed by the vet for itching caused by mites was too strong for a puppy's skin. :-(

We're trying him on Evening Primrose Oil and shampooing him with baby shampoo for a while to try and get him back on track. Will let you know how we get on!

Thanks again for your advice :)
 
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