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DateSep 18, 2022
CategoryHair Loss
Pet TypeDog
TopicBumps and air on his back and hair loss
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Question:

My dog has bumps on his lower back and he's very sore to the touch and he's losing hair on his thighs and lower back I barely touch him and hair just falls out quickly

Answer:

There are many things that cause skin problems like this (allergies, mange, ringworm, etc) and most are treated differently so have your veterinarian run some quick tests and make a diagnosis. Since allergies are the most common, here is a link to our article about various treatments for allergies, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/allergy-treatment-dog-cat-9.html

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DateSep 2, 2022
CategoryHair Loss
Pet TypeDog
TopicSkin discoloration
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Question:

heart worm, Gabapentin made hair fall out, regrowth but skin has large brown patches. What is going on?

Answer:

There are so many causes of this type of lesion (allergies, hypothyroidism, demodex, ringworm, pyoderma, etc etc) you really need to determine an underlying cause because all of these are treated very differently. Here is a link to our article about hair loss, various causes and potential treatment options, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/dog-cat-hair-loss-18.html

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DateAug 31, 2022
CategoryHair Loss
Pet TypeDog
TopicLarge begle
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Question:

I think he might have mange

Answer:

There are many conditions that can look like mange (allergies, two kinds of mange, ringworm, pyoderma, etc) and most are treated differently so have your veterinarian run some quick tests and make a diagnosis. Since allergies are the most common, here is a link to our article about various treatments for allergies, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/allergy-treatment-dog-cat-9.html Then here is a link to our article about demodectic mange: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/mange

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DateAug 2, 2022
CategoryHair Loss
Pet TypeDog
TopicHelp my dog
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Question:

My dog has this little red blister bumps all over,flack dandruff skin hair lost and she is hot to touch

Answer:

There are many things that cause lesions like this (allergies, mange, ringworm, etc) and most are treated differently so have your veterinarian run some quick tests and make a diagnosis. Since allergies are the most common, here is a link to our article about various treatments for allergies, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/allergy-treatment-dog-cat-9.htm

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DateJul 8, 2022
CategoryHair Loss
Pet TypeDog
TopicCut
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Question:

My dog crate the back of his leg on the tile and got a scab started bleeding put Neosporin but I feel like it’s a little bit swollen so just wondering what to put

Answer:

Diluted betadine solution is a little stronger: flush with it then apply your neosporin. Dilute it down to "weak tea consistency" - if it is too strong, it will sting and irritate rather than helping. Then if that isn't helping, see your veterinarian for stronger treatment options.

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DateJun 30, 2022
CategoryHair Loss
Pet TypeDog
TopicHair Loss
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my dog is losing his hair under both front legs and his bloodwork came back negative for mange what can i use he is on apopquel

Answer:

If he is negative for mange and your veterinarian prescribed Apoquel, it sounds like he has allergies. Allergies can be frustrating because they continue to recur until you figure out what they are allergic to and often it is multiple things. The good thing is that there are a LOT of treatment options available now, many more than are listed in this article but here is a link to our article about treating allergies which starts by discussing "avoiding allergens" and lists many over-the-counter and prescription treatment options: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/allergy-treatment-dog-cat-9.htm

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DateJun 18, 2022
CategoryHair Loss
Pet TypeCat
TopicPulling out fur
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Question:

My female cat pulls out her fur only on one side of her body! What May cause this

Answer:

There are many things that can potentially cause this (allergies, mange, ringworm, etc) and most are treated differently so have your veterinarian run some quick tests and make a diagnosis. Since allergies are the most common, here is a link to our article about various treatments for allergies, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/allergy-treatment-dog-cat-9.htm

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DateMay 4, 2022
CategoryHair Loss
Pet TypeDog
TopicDermatopic mange
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Question:

What can use for this the scratching at her body topical fleas and ticks, bleeding

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I can't tell exactly what is going on from your description but Nexgard, Bravecto and Simparica all control fleas, ticks, and help with mange, really well.

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DateMar 17, 2022
CategoryHair Loss
Pet TypeCat
TopicOn her legs
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They are a little bald

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There are so many causes of hair loss (allergies, hypothyroidism, demodex, ringworm, pyoderma, etc etc) you and your veterinarian really need to determine an underlying cause because all of these are treated very differently. Here is a link to our article about hair loss, various causes and potential treatment options, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/dog-cat-hair-loss-18.htm

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DateMar 9, 2022
CategoryHair Loss
Pet TypeDog
TopicMeds
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What can I get for my dog that has locked so much his hair is gone from inside back leg

Answer:

There are so many causes of alopecia (allergies, hypothyroidism, demodex, ringworm, pyoderma, etc etc) you and your veterinarian really need to determine an underlying cause because all of these are treated very differently. Here is a link to our article about hair loss, various causes and potential treatment options, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/dog-cat-hair-loss-18.htm

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DateFeb 28, 2022
CategoryHair Loss
Pet TypeCat
TopicCat hair mattinh up
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Question:

What causes this and how do we treat this

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There are many things that cause hair loss and matting (allergies, mange, ringworm, even underlying metabolic conditions, etc etc) and most are treated differently so have your veterinarian run some quick tests and make a diagnosis. Since allergies are the most common, here is a link to our article about various treatments for allergies, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/allergy-treatment-dog-cat-9.htm

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DateFeb 2, 2022
CategoryHair Loss
Pet TypeDog
TopicLoosing skin and turning black
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My Pomeranian is getting bald spots and they’re turning black. Can you tell me what this might be and what I should do to make it go away?

Answer:

There are many things that cause lesions like these (allergies, mange, hypothyroidism, ringworm, etc) and most are treated differently so have your veterinarian run some quick tests and make a diagnosis. Since allergies are the most common, here is a link to our article about various treatments for allergies, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/allergy-treatment-dog-cat-9.htm

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DateDec 27, 2021
CategoryHair Loss
Pet TypeDog
Topichello. topic for me thanks
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hello. topic for me thanks kelly

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I don't know exactly what you are looking for but since you categorized your question under hair loss: There are so many causes of alopecia (allergies, hypothyroidism, demodex, ringworm, pyoderma, etc etc) you really need to determine an underlying cause because all of these are treated very differently. Here is a link to our article about hair loss, various causes and potential treatment options, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/dog-cat-hair-loss-18.htm

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DateOct 18, 2021
CategoryHair Loss
Pet TypeDog
TopicBald dry flakey spots
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Question:

My dog has bald spots on her tail and hips that are flakey and dry and she bites at them . As well as very flakey dry skin on her whole coat, i don’t know what to do.

Answer:

There are many things that cause hair loss like this (allergies, mange, ringworm, etc) and most are treated differently so have your veterinarian run some quick tests and make a diagnosis. Since allergies are the most common, here is a link to our article about various treatments for allergies, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/allergy-treatment-dog-cat-9.htm

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DateSep 17, 2021
CategoryHair Loss
Pet TypeDog
TopicShedding
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Question:

My shepherd husky male sheds even after his grooming de-shedding appointment! Is there a special shampoo or treatment that can help?

Answer:

This is a common question and either fortunately or unfortunately, the healthier they are, often the more hair they shed (as long as there are no underlying skin issues) and there are no great shampoos that really help. The thing that helps more than anything is the "furminator" - here is a link if you would like to read about it: https://www.1800petmeds.com/FURminator+deShedding+Tool+for+Dogs+-prod658143.html

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