How to Treat Your Dog's Persistent Hair Loss
sorts of hair loss in dogs need the vet's care in treating
them. Not all species of dogs suffer from the same form of
hair loss. The causes for hair loss in dogs, as in human being,
comprise trauma, modifications in hormone system, internal
or external disease, an allergy to food, medication or environment.
In fact the pet owner is the one who is terribly unset by
the hair loss to his dear dog.
dog, to be sure, is least worried about its hair loss or improvement.
The only exception is to be found in working dogs like St.
Bernard dogs or Newfoundland dogs. Hair loss to this dog is
dangerous because of the environment in which it works. The
dog itself will realize that some thing is wrong as it will
not be able to manage the extreme cold or the water respectively.
People can observe hair loss in dogs exhibited in various
forms or ways. Pet owners are familiar with raw spots due
to the dog licking away the hair and at times many layers
of skin and tissue due to irritation. This hair loss can be
treated by the application of a topical lotion and additional
or less bathing of your dog.
medicine also produces hair loss like raw spots. Tick or flea
bite infects the hair loss. Collar rubbing of the dog also
creates hair loss causing inflammation. All these three cases
can be effectively handled with a topical lotion.
A few of the primary infections that affect specific areas
of hair loss in dogs are mange, fungal infections, and local
There are other esoteric forms of hair loss in dogs.
symmetric hair loss is caused by a thyroid problem known as
Cushing's disease. It is seen as two identical patches of
hair loss on either side of the body and requires the help
of a vet. Undue scratching may be due to hormonal activity.
The vet alone can treat this problem.
Seasonal Hair loss
Seasonal hair loss is a unique factor in dogs. At certain
periods in a year bald spots appear and gradually disappear
s the season changes. The reason for this may be seasonal
allergen. In some dogs it may be a mere seasonal change. If
irritation continues the vet may prescribe a treatment of
melatonin or topical ointments.