Have a black lab, 8 years old who’s developed bald patched on both side of…

Have a black lab, 8 years old who’s developed bald patched on both side of his body. He seems fine in himself, ears and drinks normally and is regularly give flea and worm doses. Has anyone got any ideas what’s happening with him? Thanks !

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Anonymous
5 years ago

i really don’t know…go to the vet, get a skin scrape done.  and get his thyroid checked, too.

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Anonymous
5 years ago

my gut says thyroid, but it’s a huge problem in my breed (Doberman Pinschers), and patchy hair loss is usually the first sign of hypothyroidism. in a quick google search, i’m seeing it’s common in Labs, as well…so i’d definitely bring it up. has his overall temperament changed lately?

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Anonymous
5 years ago

ah, yup, that’s another hallmark sign. time for a blood draw.

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Anonymous
5 years ago

glad to be of help, John. good luck!