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Q. My puppy has hairloss in small patches all over his body. I was given allergy medicine but it hasn't improved much. His skin is not scabby.

Answered By
DR. JENNIFER LADD, DVM

A. It would be important to know if he is itchy and what the distribution of hair loss is. A skin scraping may be invaluable to rule out demodex which is generally not itchy but can cause hair loss. Fleas, and scabies would also be considerations based on where you live. Although their are hormonal explanations for hair loss it is unlikely in such a young dog.


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