Q. A skin condition that causes hair loss and sores with scabs. So far pills, sprays, and shampoos have had littleton no affect. Can you help?

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A. This sounds suspiciously like mange. It is a mite that lives in the hair follicle and causes skin irritation, scabs, inflamed skin, hair loss etc. Regular bathing/shampoos would not treat it. There are different types, some contagious to other dogs and people. I would recommend a vet appointment who will do a skin scraping to determine the type and treatment.

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