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Old 04-22-2004, 10:00 AM
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Spider bite and hair loss...

When Guess went to the vet I asked him when the hair around the black widow spider bite would grow in and he said, "IT WONT" .

Be glad it didn't leave a crater as black widow bite kills the hair folicles and it wont grow so my boy needs a hair piece, he kind of reminds me of my Dad

Thank God it was just a little spot on the back of the head.
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Old 04-22-2004, 10:39 AM
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Re: Spider bite and hair loss...

Jeez Mary, you didn't even tell us Guess got bitten by a black widow spider! How did you know he even got bit? Glad to hear he's okay regardless of his new little bald spot Just think, it gives Guess character! One of Hercules ears is crooked compared to the other, gives him a certain distinction and I figure I could easily pick him out of a line up
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Old 04-22-2004, 10:51 AM
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Re: Spider bite and hair loss...

Glad to hear you pup is ok. How big is the spot??? Can you do a comb over
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Old 04-23-2004, 09:55 AM
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Re: Spider bite and hair loss...

I removed it and cleaned his little head and applied the ointment the vet gave me.

The tan fur underneath started to come back sparingly (it is about the size of a dime) but not the rest so when he went to the vet I asked when the rest would come in.

He said that he had one dog come in with a facial bite that lost half his cheek so it was probable my quick removal and home treatment that kept it from getting worse.

It's just really important especially in tick season to run your hands over your dog and feel for anything new!
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