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Post surgery - coat not growing back

Sam is a mixed breed  German Shepherd + Doberman - adopted and is about 10yrs old. He has a history of allergies both to food(s) and allergens - but these are well under control.

Sam had a number of fatty tumors (five total) - one was located in his right front chest and starting to grow into his right front leg joint so we decided to have them all removed. This was in mid February of '08 - surgery went well and Sam recovered fine. As he is part shepherd he has a thick coat - of course he was shaved for surgery (chest - tummy - and both rear haunches) --- during surgery they discovered the fifth mass on his upper right shoulder / back area. He was shaved there too.

So now 3 months later every spot is healed and a normal coat is growing back --- except the spot on his shoulder / back.  This 4"x4" spot has healed (looks good - no pain or itching etc) -- but no hair either except for the lightest barest growth of some fuzz. Very odd and we need to have the vet look at it -- but any ideas here ?

His activity and diet is normal - he seems happy etc. But this is strange

Thanks - Henry
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Sometimes it takes time for the hair to grow back.  Our 12 yr old Akita went through the same thing as your dog about one year ago and her hair is thinner where she was shaved.

It is a wise decision to let the vet have a look at it.  Sometimes dogs with heavier coats have a more difficult time having their hair grow back.

lonewolf


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