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Regrowing Hair After Pyoderma

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So two weeks ago Dean had a couple of scabs on his back that I thought were the result of his harness rubbing between his shoulder blades. Turns out I was wrong, and it rapidly progressed into full blown folliculitis. Needless to say, he got in to see the vet the very next day. The vet put him on Simplicef and told me to give him two baths a week with a medicated shampoo for two weeks, then one bath a week for the next two weeks. His skin has quickly cleared up (no more scabs, pustules, or itching), but he definitely lost some hair across his shoulders. Is there anything I can do to help regrow his hair? Like a supplement or something to mix in his food? He's on Nature's Variety Instinct chicken if that helps. Thanks in advance for any advice!
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You can try iron in his diet it may help with hair growth.
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OK, here's the deal with pyodera, folliculitis and hair loss secondary to stuff like staph, scrapes and scratches and bare areas that were shaved for surgery.

If you do nothing at all (except for getting rid of what ever caused the hairless areas in the first place--in Dean's case--the folliculitis) the hair will grow back. It grows back fastest in the spring when most dogs are shedding winter coats, and in the fall when they are growing winter coats. But with a few exceptions it WILL grow back.

There are endless products sold which claim to grow coats--most of them don't speed up hair growth--but they often get high rating from owners who try them because, sure enough, the hair grew back.

I learned many years ago that there are things you can do that will prevent hair loss due to infections. Wash any fabric collar or harness frequently. It's probable that Dean's initial problem was that his harness was rubbing--and rubbed small areas of skin raw and they got infected and cases of pyoderma and then folliculitis can and do develop rapidly.

I also pad harness with either lambs wool or synthetic wool--both was well but for real lambs wool I wash in Woolite and air dry. The synthetic stuff dries fine in the dryer.

For leather collars and harnesses--buy some saddle soap and clean them frequently.
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Thank you so much, I guess I'm just being a worry wart lol. I'll be sure to keep his gear cleaner from now on!
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So my girl got some kind of reaction in a line off center on her back. It started with 8-10 hives in a row and then progressed to hives over her entire body a day or so later. We are traveling so it required an emergency vet visit in a new place. She then got a skin infection as a result a week later. The local vet Rx-ed antibiotics and her skin and coat look way better. I'm confident the issue is resolved, but she has a very narrow almost bald (it's not quite bald, just super thin) line down her back. It is maybe 1 cm wide at the most. It's narrow enough that my friend didn't notice it till I pointed it out. It's peak summer, so no spring/fall coat growth opportunities in sight, how long will it likely be before it disappears?
Unfortunately a judge is looking at it a lot closer - I'm suppose to show her August 20th and have to submit her entry by August 2nd. It would be a waste of money if she has a sparse strip down her back. She looks like she has an off center pinstripe. (Maybe it makes her look faster - haha) I'm super frustrated because we have travelled to number of distant shows and half of the nearby shows are the August 20th weekend and Labor day weekend. The rest of the local ones for the entire year are in September and early October. Argh. I was looking forward to hopefully picking up a few points while not having to travel super long distances.
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Hmmmm, it might take 3 to 6 months for her coat to improve.

I hear ya about wanting to show close to home but if I were you I would just wait until her coat is in 'show' condition, then plan on what shows to enter.
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