Q. My dog is a multipo and is losing her hair al over her body she is only 11 months old
JESSICA L DESROSIERS
A. Shedding the coat can sometimes lead to an increase in hair loss, however you won't see other signs such as bald patches, redness or itchiness when this occurs. Full body hair loss may sometimes indicate an issue such as metabolic disease, or skin issues such as external parasites, skin infections or fungal infections. Some food allergies may also cause hair loss to occur in affected areas. It is best to schedule a veterinary appointment to try and find the underlying cause of the hair loss so that the issue can be resolved. Depending on the cause, treatment may range from monthly flea treatment or diet changes, to a daily medication to help with itching or metabolic issues.