I have a 14 1/2 year old Lab/Samoyed mix. For about 5-6 months, she has experienced significant hair loss, mainly on the side and back of her torso area. In most areas, the skin becomes very dry and flaky as well. The hair does eventually grow back, but only to be lost in another area. She has had hypothyroidism (and has been treated for it) for 7-8 years. I read where some dogs have allergies to wheat, soy and corn so I have changed her food to one that does not contain these ingredients. Her vet has given us medicated shampoos and lotions, but that seemed to almost exacerbate the problem. I’m at a loss, and the vet just seems to think it’s due to “old age”. If you have any thoughts as to other possibilities, I would greatly appreciate them.
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