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Hair Loss in Dogs

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Treatment

 

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.

 

Living and Management

 

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.

 

Prevention

 

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.

 

 

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