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Is he scratching it out or is it falling out?

Is the hair falling out from infection or demodicosis?

Are the hair follicles no longer cycling?

What conditions are associated with the hair cycle abnormalities?

What is Alopecia X?

How is Alopecia X diagnosed?

How do we treat Alopecia X?

What do we know about the hair cycle in dogs?

Dr. Linda A. Frank
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-4544
Tel: (865) 974-8387 (ET) Email: LFrank@utk.edu

 

     

Why is my dog's hair falling out?

Linda A. Frank, MS, DVM, DACVD

Professor of Veterinary Dermatology

University of Tennessee

     

Hair loss is a very common problem in veterinary dermatology. Many people choose their dogs based on their appearance; therefore, when the animal starts losing its coat, this causes great concern and frustration for the owner. Since many dermatological conditions can result in hair loss, it is important for the veterinarian to approach each case in a logical fashion. This website discusses some of the common questions that may be asked when dealing with a dog with hair loss.

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