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Alopecia is commonly treated with topical shampoos and antibiotic therapy. If other issues are discovered to be the underlying cause, treatment to address the hormone levels may be prescribed. Meanwhile, if there is a skin growth or cancer, it will be surgically removed.
Once the treatment has been prescribed, it is essential the topical shampoos, ointments and antibiotics are administered as prescribed. In addition, monitor the dog's skin to ensure it does not become infected.
There is little that can be done to prevent alopecia, but it is important to monitor your pet for any skin issues that may cause hair loss.
The term for a disease of the skin caused by certain mites
Anything pertaining to the blood vessel system in the body
The type of female hormone produced in the ovaries that contributes to sex drive and female characteristics
Term used to imply that a situation or condition is more severe than usual; also used to refer to a disease having run a short course or come on suddenly.