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Many things can cause a dog to lose hair and have scaly skin. The commonest problem is fleas - and the problem is especially severe if the dog has an allergy to flea bites.
Does she have frequent diarrhoea? The thinness could be due to a problem with
digesting or absorbing food - GSDs can be prone to disorders of this sort. Basically you need to take your dog to your vet for a thorough examination and investigation of these problems. Some things are straightforward to diagnose, and others are more difficult and require tests to be carried out.
Jen Campbell MRCVS
(Vet for PetPlanet)