Q. Areas of hair loss leaving clean dry white skin that started on face around eyes no extreme scratching/drainage patchy areas now spreading to body.
A. Schedule an exam with your veterinarian or a veterinary dermatologist. Rule out external parasites, infection (yeast/bacterial), allergies/sensitivities or endocrine imbalances. This can be done with a physical exam, skin scrapes and bloodwork (CBC, chemistry panel, thyroid panel, urinalysis). Consider adding an essential fatty acid supplement (usually a fish oil) to the diet to promote healthy skin and coat. Search www.pet360.com for fish oil supplements.
DAVID ELBEZE, DVM, MRCVS
A. Patches that are stating around the eye are usually caused by Demodex - a skin mite, it's quiet common and can usually be treated effectively with different products (ivermectine, Advocate or revolution).
There is a new flea and tick treatment called Bravecto which shows extremely promising results for the treatment of Demodex. it's still off license but apparently one tablet solves the problem completely.