Ok…not to hijack the thread...but I also have a question about losing hair. Ruby's tail is pretty thin now (has always been pretty bushy)...no bald spots, but definitely not what it has looked like in the past. She doesn't itch, scratch, or even acknowledge that she has a tail (and she isn't itching or scratching anywhere else either).
She was spayed 3 months ago and the vet wasn't at all concerned when I brought her in a couple weeks ago for her Lyme booster. The vet thought it could be hormonal changes because of the spay, and thought her coat was super and her weight, energy and everything else was perfect. They told me to keep an eye on everything because if there was more of a switch they'd want to test her thyroid, but to not worry about it. At present there isn't anything different about her at all pre/post spay.
Ever seen JUST a tail get scrawny from shedding? She seems to have no winter coat left at all anywhere on her so this year if she shed it happened instantly (like the 2 weeks while I was away in the BVI and she was at my breeder for boarding).
The other thing at the house that happens is when Brando wants her attention, he'll pull her tail (brat that he is:rolleyes:), and I've been watching to see if he gets hair in his mouth but that doesn't seem to be an issue.
Pat? Ever seen this before?