Q. I am fostering a 12 yr. Old Chocolate Lab from my shelter. She has hair loss circling her eyes, below her hocks and tail. Are these symptoms?

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A. It could be stress related but could also be external parasites. I would have it checked by a vet first and maybe some skin scrapes to check for demodex. You can also try things to relieve stress such as pheromone diffusers or collar such as DAP or calming tablets such as zylekene.

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