Hello! My dog minnie went to the vet a few days ago for diarreha, and I also mentioned to them that she had (what appeared to be) a scar on the top of her nose. She tends to rough house a lot with our other dog and dig in the dirt sometimes, so it wasn't surprising. The "scar" was just kind of like a rough lump on her nose. It has since came off and there is hair missing. It just doesn't look like a cut or anything like that to me anymore...I'm going to try to attach pictures. Could it be something else or am I just paranoid?
I have view the photos, they were very good, and your dog is beautiful.
If the hair loss is just secondary to a healing traumatic skin wound, it may resolve on it's own. Her hair should begin to regrow with in a week. If it is itchy than she should be examined again ASAP because hair will not grow back with constant scratching.
Please have your vet perform a skin scraping, bacterial and fungal culture, and ringworm check on the hairless area The possibilities include mites, such as demodex, a fungal or bacterial pyoderma (skin infection) due to an underlying abscess, trauma or foreign body (splinter, awn), yeast infection, skin allergy to a toy, other object, or something in the dirt, or auto-immune skin disease.
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