Eye hair puppy

Discussion in 'Labrador health' started by smudgesimonsmith, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. smudgesimonsmith

    smudgesimonsmith Supporting Member Forum Supporter

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    Hi,

    I have a 12 week year old Labrador puppy that has hardly any hair around his eyes. He is not a naturally hairy pup, belly is bald as are armpits. Will the hair around the eyes grow with age? He’s black
     
  2. 5labs

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    Is he otherwise healthy?
     
  3. smudgesimonsmith

    smudgesimonsmith Supporting Member Forum Supporter

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    Yes perfectly healthy. I have seen in some pictures of puppies a similar thing. Mainly chocolate labradors though. I’m hoping it will grow with age. Would put a picture but can’t seem to do it
     
  4. 5labs

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    Could you try adding the picture as your profile picture? If not, there is a current thread discussing how to attach a picture
     
  5. smudgesimonsmith

    smudgesimonsmith Supporting Member Forum Supporter

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    Here is one
     

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    This looks like more than just a little bit of hair loss. If he were mine, I would pop him to the vet to see what they think. It might just be mites or something.
     
  7. J.D

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    Sounds like it might be mange. You should go to the vet for treatment.
     
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    smudgesimonsmith Supporting Member Forum Supporter

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    The vet was pretty happy, said it’s likely that he will grow hair there as he develops. He also has a very bald stomach area. She discounted mange and said it’s nothing to worry about
     
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    Glad you got some good news.
     

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