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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

 

     

Is he scratching it out or is it falling out?

 

 

The first thing that needs to be decided when a dog is losing his hair is whether it is falling out or whether he is scratching it out. If he is scratching at the areas of hair loss, then underlying causes of itching need to be investigated. Some causes of itching include allergies, parasites, and skin infections.

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