Is Your Dog Losing Hair?

 

This article was written for Pet Guardian Angels of America by Dancun Kingori through the content providers at Authentic Dogs

 


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Dog Losing Hair – Its Causes and How to Deal With It.

Hair loss in pets is not a beautiful sight. Most pet owners put the animal down when they realize it is headed in that direction. This is probably because they lack sufficient knowledge of the causes of Apolecia among dogs. Sometimes under grooming your pet could also lead to hair loss, coming is the traditional way of doing it while vacuum combs are a cleaner and more convenient way of grooming these days. Something in the budget like this handy vacuum comb for pets by robots in my home

Apolecia is caused by a lot of factors so it is not right to assume that dogs lose hair for the same reasons. However, some of the causes are very common among certain breeds of dogs and also certain environments. Here are a few possible causes of the condition and tips on how to deal with it. Expert advice should, however, be sought.

Allergies

Like humans, dogs have severe allergies to various factors in their environment. These could also be food attributed to allergies. It is important to have your pet checked when you notice they are allergic to various conditions. Some signs of allergies in dogs include itchiness which is exhibited through rigorous scratching and biting. Allergies may also be caused by pollen and Demodex mites. It is important to give flea preventatives to your pet to avoid further infestation.

Hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing’s disease)

This is hair loss condition in dogs caused by long-term exposure to excessive steroid levels. The hair loss involved here is known as symmetrical hair loss. It is characterized by lack of hair, darkening of the dog’s skin and development of a pot-bellied abdomen. It is important to keep your dog away from steroids. However, if the case is extreme, a veterinary doctor might be your best option.

Infections Or Infestations.

These are the two leading causes of hair loss among dogs. They cause multiple areas of hair loss, reddish skin, and mild scaling. When parasites invade your pet dog, it is easy to notice; hair loss around the eyes, ears, abdomen, and chest, inflammation and red skin.
In the case of a bacterial or fungal infection, signs of inflammation, irregular hair loss, and infected crust are very common.

Genetics

Some dog breeds are genetically susceptible to baldness. It is best to have information about the breed of dog you buy for a pet and also a clear knowledge of their genetics. In most cases, this is the owner’s responsibility to know and not a veterinary’s. in cases of genetic baldness or hair loss, patch or pattern baldness on the outer years, chest, back, thighs and lower neck are a common eyesore.

Pressure Sores

This is caused when sharp animal joints continually injure the hard body surfaces of the dog. The constant pressure and friction cause the skin to harden and at times tear causing bleeding. The scar formed or the hard spot can no longer grow any hair hence hair loss in your dog. These cases are however most common amongst big and heavy breeds of dogs.

The loss of hair in a dog or any other pet is disheartening to the owner. It is therefore important to ensure your dog is in good health through vaccinations against bacterial and fungal infections and also out of reach from mites that cause Mange. Mange is the most common cause of Apolecia in dogs. It is also an added advantage to know your dog’s history. As dogs are man’s best friend, it is disloyal of us not to know their past

When one notices some of the above Apolecia signs in your dog, it is important not to draw conclusions but to visit a veterinary doctor to learn more about the dog’s condition. and precautions and tips on
grooming a pet
should be followed in order to avoid the situation altogether.

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