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Q. If a brown recluse bite on a dog had maximum healing And skin And hair isn't regrowing. Now what to do

Answered By
DESTINI R. HOLLOWAY, DVM

A. Typically with spider bites the toxin from the bite has a tendency to damage the hair follicles in that area. Unfortunately the hair may never grow back.
However you can try to gently brush the area daily with a soft brush to help stimulate the hair follicle. And also you can do a 3 month trial of Melatonin @ 3-6mg every 12 hrs. IT is recommended to give 3mg for small dogs, 4-6 mg for medium dogs and 6 mg for larger dogs. The Nature's Bounty brand is recommended because it has more actual Melatonin in the product.


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