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MITE OR SKIN DRYNESS

my dog is about 10 months old. Recently he began to loose some of his hair and a strong order comes out of him. He also is starting to develop black skin and is very dry. my dog is a chihuahua mix.

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Mange mites are a good bet here, so have your vet take a skin scraping and examine it under the microscope.  Mange mites suck the blood out of hair follicles, which causes the hair to fall out.  The awful smell means there is a secondary skin infection in the follicles that will need antibiotics to treat.  Bottom line, it's time to see your vet.
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This is true. The vet would be the best person to ask. We have had a few dogs come into the groom shop that look like that. Mange mites or yeast is usually what we learn it is.
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