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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

Answer:

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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Question:

They are a little bald

Answer:

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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Question:

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

Answer:

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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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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DateSep 6, 2021
CategoryHair Loss
Pet TypeDog
TopicLicking
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Every summer or dog will kick a line to and onto her tail bald. She did have pins put in several years ago.

Answer:

There are many things that cause licking like that (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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DateAug 29, 2021
CategoryHair Loss
Pet TypeDog
TopicHair loss on tail
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We have an 11year old 55lb mixed breed dog . She had a tail like a golden retriever but over the past year it has thinned out and the last 3 inches actually look like a rats tail. She does not chew it. Should we be concerned and is there anything we can do for it? Thank you

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Sometimes this will mean that they have an underlying medical problem (hypothyroidism, Cushing's disease, etc.) so it is ideal for your veterinarian to run some blood work just to be sure.

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DateAug 27, 2021
CategoryHair Loss
Pet TypeDog
TopicHair loss
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Question:

Is there anything that I can give my puppy for his hair loss? He has have small bumps all over him.

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There are many things that cause hair loss and bumps like that (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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DateAug 12, 2021
CategoryHair Loss
Pet TypeDog
TopicHair loss
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Question:

He keeps losing hair mainly on his back. Looks Scally and dry. Sometimes has blood but could be when he messes with it. Is there a medication or ointment I can give or put on him. It clears up for a while when I clean and put some stuff from pet store but then returns on back, shoulder or leg.

Answer:

There are many things that cause hair loss like that (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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DateAug 4, 2021
CategoryHair Loss
Pet TypeDog
TopicChange Diet
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I have a 1 yr old shih tzu and he is having some hair loss I think it could be the dog food. He eats the dry dog food called Royal Canin the shih tzu kind, what should I do? What should I change his dog food to?

Answer:

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 As far as changing his diet, the prescription hypoallergenic diets are best and Royal Canin makes one - their over-the-counter one is this one that may help: https://www.royalcanin.com/us/dogs/products/retail-products/small-sensitive-skin-care

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DateAug 3, 2021
CategoryHair Loss
Pet TypeDog
TopicHow to treat hair loss
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My friends dog is a small mix breed, over 10 yrs old. For several years he has been bald on his back and is always scratching. He has no sores or dry flaky skin. Is there any meds that i can by at my drug store that can help

Answer:

There are many things that cause hair loss and scratching like that (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 26, 2021
CategoryHair Loss
Pet Typenull
TopicParasite
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Question:

My hamster has been itching frequently for the past week and I notice a bald spot and hair loss all around the hind end does she have mites?

Answer:

I am solely a small animal (just dogs and cats) veterinarian so contact a veterinarian that specializes in exotics for help with your hamster. You can often find them at your local veterinary school or on websites like Justanswer.com.

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