Dog Fur Loss

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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.

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