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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-29-2010, 06:48 AM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Bald spot help!!

Ok yesterday when lifting Nacho out i noticed a large bald spot just below his rump on his back, its al dry and flaky but with no hair on it at all, i have noticed him itching for a few days but just thought nothing of it as i couldnt see any obvious signs, but now theres this huge spot and hes itching at it more! You see his hair goes in a weird shape and it is was hard to spot, but closer view and it is deffo flaky with dry skin falling from it. Could anyone help, i need to wait a few days to get him to a vet as im actually pretty ill myself! So if anyone could give me some advice while awaiting the vet?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-29-2010, 07:42 AM
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Is it right on his "butt" and kind of greasy?



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I was wondering the same thing what that spot on his "tail bone" where it seems greasy. What going on there...?
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-20-2010, 11:25 AM
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It's actually called the 'grease gland', and they use that secretion to mark territory. You'll notice sometimes that they're rumblestrut (make a purring sound while waggling their bottom) and will drag their bottom on the ground.

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