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Integument

This is a skin & connective tissue condition.

Bald Thigh Syndrome

What is Bald Thigh Syndrome?

A cosmetic condition common to sighthounds characterized by hair loss on the thighs. It is caused by a structural abnormality of the hair follicle.

What are the signs & symptoms that develop in affected dogs?

Signs include hair loss on both thighs, sometimes extending to the chest.

When do signs and symptoms develop?

Signs can be recognized in any age dog.

How do vets diagnose this condition?

Genetic testing, clinical signs, and skin biopsy can be used to diagnose this condition.

How is this condition treated?

This is a cosmetic condition. There is no known treatment, but some topical medications may help encourage hair regrowth.

What actions should I take if my dog is affected?

  • Follow your veterinarian's advice with regard to bathing, nutrition, and medication.