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Re: Re: Hair thinning? - Courtney

It's probably either her thyroid or seasonal alopecia . My first doxie (smooth coat) had thyroid issues, and her hair loss matches your description. She went on meds, and although the hair grew back, she was always thing through the chest and at the top of her ears.
Our current doxie (long hair) had thinning on her hind quarter which developed into a bald spot last winter. It turned out to be seasonal alopecia. This spot totally lost it's hair and turned black. Dr. said it was the lack of sunlight exposure. We gave her a melatonim tablet twice a day and exposed her to as much sun as possible. Her spot was totally cleared up and the hair grew back. So far no bald spot this year...