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Diesal   

Can someone please tell me what this me be on my choc lab it’s driving me crazy he’s continually licking and chewing himself and all he’s hair and coat is fading and falling out I cannot afford to see a vet any ideas would be much appreciated I can’t upload a pic won’t let me but he’s losing fur from his legs and thighs 

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You should get better response if you post under health and nutrition. Would help to know what you feed Deisel and whether there's any tradescantia (wandering Jew) in your yard.  Also, where does he itch, where is he loosing hair. 

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It could be fleas, mange, ringworm, anything.   You really need to see a vet, your dog is in discomfort/pain.  Ring around and See if you can pay the vet in instalments, it's pretty cruel to leave the dog like that.

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Snook   

There's no real way for anyone to diagnose this over the internet. You need to go to a vet. If you can't find one that will let you pay in instalments, you should be able to find one easily enough that uses VetPay, which is a credit facility for veterinary services. 

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Snook   

How are you going with getting your boy to the vet?

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Vetpay has a location tool on their website so you can find the nearest vet. Don't let him suffer. 

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Snook   
51 minutes ago, Powerlegs said:

Vetpay has a location tool on their website so you can find the nearest vet. Don't let him suffer. 

You can also apply for pre approval online to save any embarrassment at the vet clinic. The approval only took a few minutes for me when I had to use it for an unexpected but urgent dental surgery. 

 

https://www.vetpay.com.au

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juice   

Without seeing it it’s hard to say . 

Has he been regularly flea treated ? 

It could be an allergy to food you are feeding , some dogs react to grains , others red meat .

could be something at home he is allergic too .

I have had dogs with both and I always bathed in Malasab and my current dog I give an antihistamine too when she starts licking her feet . Human ones can be given to dogs but you need to google the ones you can use and dosage . I give mine Claratyne . ( generic one is cheaper). 

You really should just go to vet for a consult , they will probably give steroids to start with . 

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Snook   

It could also be a hormonal issue such as a thyroid disorder. It's not fair to your dog to try different things that may or may not work without knowing what the cause is, as he will continue to suffer while you try and figure it out on your own. Please let us know how you get on with the vet consult. 

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It can also be a response to PAIN radiating down from his back or hips ...and if his legs are a bit achy , he might chew to try &relieve the pain ... honestly, there are SO MANY things it COULD be , a VET is the only one who can properly find out and treat whatever it is . 
I hope you can find a way to help your boy soon . 

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