So yesterday I was giving Chester a bath. While I was doing that I noticed a hairless spot on his hip. I have no idea what would of caused this. He is very healthy and energetic. I am always getting compliments on good his body condition is. The only other thing I have noticed in his health is that he has lost weight. This summer he was 54lbs, now he is 47lbs. I figured maybe he lost this weight because he is super energetic nowadays. But I wonder if his weight loss has anything to do with this spot of missing hair. I will be taking him to the vet, but I am wondering what you guys think it could be. I know that diagnosing online does not take the place of a vet, but usually it takes a couple days to get in, so I would like to know what some of you think.
Here are some pictures:
Here his fur is wet so it is easiest to see here.
Here he is still wet, but it's from above. Note: What you see on the towel is not his hair. There is a wolf on the towel. :P
I tried to find the spot once his hair was dried. That proved difficult but here is a picture of it when it is dry.
I realize that it could possibly be his food, and I so happened to of just switched brands. He is on the presidents choice brand. I read the ingredients on the back and was impressed so I decided to try it out. Also I did research and found that it is a higher rating food.
Here is the ingredients list:
Ingredients: Chicken meal, chicken, brown rice, oatmeal, dehulled barley, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols source of vitamin E), natural chicken flavour, tomatoes, whole dried egg, herring meal, flaxseed, salmon oil (source of DHA), brewers yeast, whole sweet potatoes, whole carrots, whole blueberries, whole cranberries, whole apples, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, dicalcium phosphate, sodium chloride, chicory root, choline chloride, vitamins & chelated minerals (vitamin A, vitamin D3, vitamin E, niacin, vitamin C, inositol, d-calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, beta-carotene, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, vitamin K, biotin, vitamin B12, zinc proteinate, ferrous sulphate, iron proteinate, zinc oxide, copper proteinate, copper sulphate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), probiotics (Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei, Enterococcus faecium, Bifidobacterium thermophilum), dl-methionine, Yucca schidigera, dried rosemary
I know not all dogs do well on Chicken, but that is what Chester has been on all his life without a problem. Also he is fed a little raw deer meat with one meal a day.