which I'm not even going to try to spell because the Mr. telling it to me over the phone didn't make me quite catch the name of it. But, treatable w/ topical meds, YAY.
Apparently it's common in older male dogs (she's got the older part) and retrievers (uh...maybe? Besides pitty we have guessed lab)
(And I don't think I had mentioned 'crap, she has a growth" because I was trying not to over-react. Which, obviously, I was still doing internally).
And she's got a yeast infection in her ears.
And we still don't' have a good answer to why she's going bald--we're still in 'wait and see once there's summer weather' holding pattern on that.
And she'll probably have to be in a cone, since she keeps making it all raw and awful.
We know how to pick 'em, moneypits, all of our pets. :-P