Are you noticing that your dog is losing more hair than he should? At Alphazoo we know this can be worrying for any dog owner. Therefore, we have put together some advice to help you understand the problem and find solutions.
Basic Insights - Why is my dog losing hair?
Dogs lose hair for a variety of reasons. It could simply be a natural change of season, but sometimes it can indicate underlying health problems. It is always important to consult a veterinarian if you are unsure.
Look closely - How do you recognize atypical hair loss in dogs?
It's normal for dogs to lose hair, but there are some signs that could indicate something is wrong. Look for areas of sparse hair, visible skin, redness, or swelling.
Take Care of Skin - How to keep your dog's skin healthy
Healthy skin is the key to preventing hair loss in dogs. Make sure your dog gets a balanced diet rich in essential fatty acids. Bathing regularly with a mild shampoo also helps.
Parasites - The Unexpected Culprit
Parasites are a common cause of hair loss in dogs. Fleas, mites or fungal infections can cause itching and subsequent hair loss. If itching is severe, use our fire extinguisher or take a look at our selection of parasite products .
Treatment and prevention of hair loss
If your dog suffers from pathological hair loss, it is important to see a veterinarian as quickly as possible. The vet can determine the exact cause and recommend the appropriate treatment.
- Hair loss in dogs can indicate health problems, so consult a veterinarian to be sure.
- Monitor your dog for signs of atypical hair loss, such as sparse hair or visible skin.
- Healthy skin can be achieved through a balanced diet and regular bathing with a mild shampoo.
- Parasites are a common cause of hair loss, talk to your vet about preventive measures.
- In the event of pathological hair loss, see a veterinarian immediately.
With a little attention and care, you can ensure that your dog's coat always stays healthy and shiny. A healthy dog is a happy dog!