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Bald Flaps/Patagium #1422871
11/20/20 06:48 PM
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Port Hope, Ontario, Canada
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Hey Guys!!
This is going to be a bit of a long post but i need some advice because i am truly at a loss...
My husband and I recently had a bit of an accident with one of our females, Mochi. Not too long ago (the 9th to be exact), Mochi ended up getting stuck underneath the glider kitchen that we give them (cake carrying tray with holes in the side and the top of the lid). She was there for some time and we had noticed because she nor her cage mate made any noise to alert us...she ended up getting pretty dehydrated, hypothermic, and was in traumatic shock. She pulled through after an emergency vet trip where she was admitted overnight, given fluids, reheated and fed an emergency diet to bring her blood sugar levels back up. With some follow up special care at home and some medication and antiseptic solution for her minor wounds she was feeling good as new. (important ot note she had no broken bones or internal injuries, we had all the bells and whistles done to make sure she was okay) Her energy has been the way it was before the incident and she's been doing a lot better with getting around, and we finally starting sleeping at night again without being afraid that she would pass...

*It is important to note we took shifts watching her for almost a full week after the incident because she has a history of ripping her fur out when she is stressed and we worried about this but she had no such behaviour after the incident*

Recently, however, we noticed that she has large bald spots on both of her flaps, the left being worse than the right, that either wasn't there before or just wasn't bad enough for us to take notice as I checked her over physically every day. The skin still seems healthy, it's not irritated or inflamed or anything, just missing fur. We did some searching but didn't find anything about missing fur on the flaps, just the head and back for the most part. We have a couple of theories (anxiety, overgrooming, etc) but we can't pinpoint what it could be. We were hoping we could get some ideas or even solutions from you guys here, any help at all would be greatly appreciated, thank you! I can update with pictures later if need be she just doesn't seem to stay still long enough for me to really try and capture them lol.

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Re: Bald Flaps/Patagium [Re: Little_Miss_Glid] #1422872
11/20/20 08:21 PM
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It does sound like over grooming from stress. Other than that, I don't know how to help you.

Getting her environment and schedule back to normal will help.

There's always the chance her buddy is overgrooming her.


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Re: Bald Flaps/Patagium [Re: Little_Miss_Glid] #1422874
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I wonder if maybe there was some stress in those areas. Maybe lack of circulation and fur fell out.

The skin looks ok?

Pics might be helpful smile


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Re: Bald Flaps/Patagium [Re: Ladymagyver] #1422875
11/20/20 11:22 PM
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Her skin does look healthy, it was odd to us because even though she is known for overgrooming when stressed it was such a delayed reaction. As far as we are aware there wasn’t any permanent damage done to the patagium when we were shown the scans and when the vet looked at them. But once again we aren’t 100% sure. I got a decent photo of the bald spot in her one flap but I can’t seem to figure out how to post it!!

Re: Bald Flaps/Patagium [Re: Little_Miss_Glid] #1422878
11/23/20 12:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Little_Miss_Glid
I got a decent photo of the bald spot in her one flap but I can’t seem to figure out how to post it!!


Try here: http://www.glidercentral.net/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=adding_pics


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Re: Bald Flaps/Patagium [Re: Little_Miss_Glid] #1422880
11/23/20 12:56 AM
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I hope this works it is my first time trying to upload a photo

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Re: Bald Flaps/Patagium [Re: Little_Miss_Glid] #1422882
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She seems to be worsening... more bald spots on inner front elbows now... her fur is incredibly cracked... do I consider taking her to a vet? I don’t want to stress her out more by taking her to a vet but I’m not sure what to do....

Re: Bald Flaps/Patagium [Re: Little_Miss_Glid] #1422883
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At this point I would take her to the vet, have them run a fecal, check for Giardia and a UTI.

What diet are you feeding?

How is thr humidity in your house?

You can give her Avocado a couple times a week, also post a picture od her as a whole so we can see her fur.

The skin looks nice and pink.


Kimberley
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Fur-Guinan, Mr. Spock, T'Mir, Cho, Toothless, Maverick & Maharet :bb: T'Pol, Elizabeth & Curzon :wfb: TY, TJ, Light Fury, Madison & T'Pring :rtmo:
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Re: Bald Flaps/Patagium [Re: Little_Miss_Glid] #1422894
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I have been feeding tpg, it is the diet I feed all my babies and I make sure my ratios are balanced with my fruits and veggies!

With winter approaching we have been struggling a bit with the humidity but just got our humidifier up and running and the humidity is starting to rise.

I have been trying to give her avocado a couple times a week and I think it was actually helping her fur was looking much better but now I’m not sure. Someone recommended to me to try vitamin e oil on her flaps but when I try to apply it she gets super stressed which seems counter productive.... I will post a pic as soon as possible of her overall fur. I don’t want to wake her up if I can avoid it because I’m hoping routine will help her!


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