Dog Fur Loss


Posted by ron1945 | Posted in Dog Hair Loss | Posted on 31-05-2011

The term “fur” is synonymous with “hair“ as regards to the articles found within this website.  We invite you to review the content of our website to glean the information you may be seeking about the fur loss problem your dog may be experiencing. 

Here are some of the most prominent topics that relate to this malady: (Click on the items below for more details on specific causes or problems.)

  • Canine Atopy . . . is an allergy disease that is passed by heredity, and is induced when there is exposure to the exciting antigen.
  • Cheyletiella Mange. . . Unlike the other mange problems (Demodectic and Sacroptic ), whose infesting mites are microscopic, the Cheyletiella yasguri mite is visible with the naked eye, but hard to find. 
  • Cushing’s Disease  . . .  is a condition resulting from the chronic overproduction of the hormone Cortisol (also called hydrocortisone) (or too much glucocorticoid) by the adrenal glands located in the dog’s belly. 
  • Demodectic Mange – Demodicosis . . . Another name for Demodectic Mange is Demodicosis. The cause of this malady in dogs is from a little bug–a mite–so small you can’t see it with your naked eye. 
  • Dog Callus . . . Calluses on dogs are very common and a cause for dog hair loss.  These calluses are generally located on the dog’s elbows and back legs.  This condition is predominately found in larger dog breeds (Great Dane, Doberman pinscher and Standard Boxer to name a few) with short hair, but can appear on most any dog under the right the conditions.
  • Dog Dermatitus – Flea Allergy . . . is caused by an allergic reaction to the saliva from a flea bite.  Only one flea (a blood sucking insect) is needed to cause your dog to react to this uncomfortable and pesky irritant. 
  • Dog Hot Spots . . . This dog hair loss dermatitis problem is found most often in long haired, thick-coated dogs, like the Saint Bernard, Newfoundlands, Golden Retrievers and Spaniels to name a few.   The problem begins when moisture is trapped on or near the skin by a dog collar or matted hair.
  • Ringworm . . . is a fungus which causes the skin infection.  This infection is easily transmitted by an object such as a grooming brush or clippers. 
  • Sarcoptic Mange – Scabies . . . The microscopic Sarcoptes scabei mite is the culprit for the cause of Sarcoptic Mange in your dog. 

If you notice your dog displaying any of these dog fur loss symptoms, do your dog and yourself a favor, and seek an appropriate treatment to relieve or eliminiate the problem. You may have to consult a vet to get the necessary treatment, but will be worth the time and expense. Your dog will love you for the relief, and you’ll enjoy a better looking dog.

Dog fur loss is a challenge, but one you can deal with.



Posted by admin | Posted in Dog Hair Loss | Posted on 30-07-2010

Welcome to our website on Dog Hair Loss!

One of the miserable bane’s of a dog’s life is losing their fur or hair. You don’t like to look at the results, and your dog doesn’t like the irratation that most often is the cause of the problem. If your dog suffers from this problem you know what we mean. Chances are good at some point you may well have to deal with one or more of the causes discussed in articles on this website. There are several principal reasons for this uncomfortable and visually unhealthy looking condition. This website has several informational articles that deal with some of the major causes of this unsitely and irritable state for your dog.  We hope you find the information valuable.

These articles are not meant to be the end all answer to every condition or provide deep solutions. Rather, this website contains articles which will help you potentially identify a situation your dog may be experiencing. Some of the symptoms of the various causes of your dog’s hair loss problem are similar. These symptom point to health issues your dog is experiencing.

Providing help and relief for your pet, when they appear to be suffering so, is a major need for pet lovers. There are, in most cases, helps you can offer your ailing dog . . . good hygiene and nutrition are good starts. In severe cases of the malady or disease, or if your just aren’t sure, you will be best served to consult with your veterinarian. Early detection and treatment can alieve you dog of a great deal of mental and physical stress. Dog hair loss is a blight which neither you or your dog wants to go through.

We recommend you start the articles with “Dog Hair Loss Overview” which gives you a snapshot of some of the more prominent causes of dog hair loss. There will be links to articles with more information and explanation on these leading causes.

We make this disclaimer for obvious reasons, but feel the information provided is worthwhile and helpful for those who have a dog with one of these problems–which could be the culprit for your dog’s hair loss:

The information contained in the articles on this website is provided for information purposes only. The articles are not written by veterinarians per se. As such, the information should not be considered as a replacement for the advice of a veterinarian. Great care is made in the creation of these articles; however, we cannot guarantee their accuracy and/or omissions. In all cases where doubt may exist, we recommend seeking appropriate professional veterinary advice and assistance. 

Again, we hope you find the information provided helpful and worthwhile. Please feel free to share this website and/or its articles with friends.

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