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Posted by: New pet | 2008/08/15

Hair &  dogs

Hi there
We have a puppy , he is about 8 mnts old. Jack Russel with short legs, but his hair suddenly just started falling out terribly. And he has a funny hairline * hair is frizzy* on his back, and if you touch him there then he moves his whole body. What could this be? Please help??

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Dear New Pet

Fleas. Even if you dont see them buy flea treatment from a vet/vetshop and spray your carpets with a flea killer spray as well. Itching on the back is 90% of the times fleas.

Sit your dog down on a white piece of paper give him a good rub and look for flea dirts. They are small black specks, wet them and will dissolve into blood.

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