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12/29/2008 9:01:48 PM
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Hi - my Chihuahua is about 5 years old. Starting about 6 months ago, I noticed some red, irritated-looking skin in his ear. His belly is also uniformly pinkish. Anyway, it started itching very badly, he has gotten crusty spots on the belly/ears, and even had hair loss on his back (these patches are slowly growing back I think - there's about three of them).

Seems like typical allergies/irritation/dry skin or something. But here's the weird thing - once, when it was at its worse, he got a fever. I'm not sure if this is because of a secondary infection, or just a coincidence, but I'm worried this might be something more serious, like an autoimmune disorder.

Does anyone have any tips here?
12/30/2008 3:34:47 PM
Posts: 1904
How about taking him to a vet? it seems to have been going on for a long time.

Serena Galloway
IGCA rescue Colorado

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