Hair Loss en dogs

Fall or absence of hair in areas where there should normally be, due to endocrine, parasitic, allergic dermatitis or behavior problems.

Dog Bo
Bo, my male dog german shepherd, have itching and scratching, loss of hair, and scratches in the ears
I'm sorry to hear about Bo, I have seen how miserable they can be with skin issues. German Shepherds unfortunately are a breed prone to skin issues so if this is the case he will definitely need to see a vet for treatment and/or diagnostic testing. If it is just one spot them it may just be a case of moist pyoderma or a 'hot spot'. Whilst very sore and itchy to the patient, it is quite treatable. he may well need a course or antibiotics and probably some pain relief so I would get him to a vet soon to make him more comfortable. Good luck.
Veterinarian Melissa  Matthews
Axminster , Devon
Dog Remi
Remi, my male dog mixed with dachshund, has loss of hair and itching and scratching
Hi, Rushes in the armpit can be due to many problems, fundamentally allergic. The most common causes are food and environmental allergies. He might have a bacretial infection. To make sure of what the problem is, take him to the vet. Thay will perform some tests to see if he has parasites or an infection and to deicide the best treatment. Kind regards.
Veterinarian Irene Silvan
Bozeman, Montana
Dog Chevy
Chevy, my male dog jack russell terrier, has loss of hair and itching and scratching
Hello, the jack russell is a very active breed used in the past for small game hunting, which makes this earth digging behavior common. However, if it's very repetitive and obsessive could be a sign of stress and lack of stimulus; the scratching itself could be also the result of this. Nevertheless, any organic cause should be ruled out, i.e. skin problems, parasites (flea infestations usually cause damage in the area where Chevy scratches) etc. This is why I would recommend taking Chevy to his vet for a general examination and do the necessary tests. Besides, it is important to worm him periodically outside and inside to avoid parasite issues like fleas. Kind Regards
Veterinarian Borja Ros Villanueva
Santiago de Compostela, Coruña, A
Dog Jolie
Jolie, my female dog mixed with labrador retriever, has loss of hair and itching and scratching
¡Hola! Los problemas dermatológicos pueden deberse a varios factores como que presenten un componente alérgico, hongos, bacterias o por algún agentes externo, etc. Por ello, es fundamental acudir a un veterinario para realizar algunas pruebas diagnósticas sencillas y de bajo coste que permiten descartar las causas más comunes; posteriormente, si no se da con el problema, puede ser necesario recurrir a pruebas más complejas y concretas. Por lo general, el protocolo debe incluir: - Desparasitación externa - Tricograma - Raspado cutáneo en la zona de lesión - Lámpara de Woods - Análisis de sangre - Pruebas de alergias Por otro lado, un tratamiento con corticoides para reducir el picor o bien baños con champús+antibióticos pueden ser necesarios para eliminar infecciones cutáneas. Esto puede que tan sólo valga para aliviar los síntomas y puede que no los solucione, por lo que recomendamos visitar al veterinario pues habría que averiguar lo que provoca ese picor. Saber si la causa es un componente alérgico o se trata de algún problema hormonal o nervioso, parásitos, hongos o pulgas. Dependiendo de la causa, el tratamiento es diferente. Aviso: esta es una respuesta automática del sistema de inteligencia artificial revisada por nuestros veterinarios. En caso de gravedad, te recomendamos que contactes cuanto antes con tu veterinario.
Veterinarian Barkibot A.I.
San Francisco, California
Dog Chubby
Chubby, my male dog pug, has loss of hair and itching and scratching
Hello! Dermatological problems can have many causes. Therefore, it is essential to perform a comprehensive diagnostic protocol, starting with simple and low-cost diagnostic tests that will allow to rule out the most common causes. Later on, it may be necessary to resort to more complex and specific tests to rule out allergies, autoimmune diseases, hormonal pathologies, etc. The protocol should generally include: - External deworming - Trichogram: observing skin samples under a microscope. - Skin scraping in the area of ​​injury - Woods lamp: it allows to discard fungal problems - Blood tests - Allergy tests - Elimination diet - Specific tests against other causes. This should be assessed by your veterinarian after ruling out the causes mentioned above. On the other hand, treatment with corticosteroids to reduce itching or baths with shampoos + antibiotics may be necessary to eliminate skin infections. But for those treatments you should visit your vet in order to find a cause and afterwards follow vet instructions for possible specific treatments. Keep him from scratching, licking or rubbing the irritated area, and as soon as you can take him to the vet. All the best for you and Chubby. Note: This is an automatic answer provided by artificial intelligence previously reviewed by our veterinarians. In case of urgency, we recommend you to contact your veterinarian as soon as possible.
Veterinarian Barkibot A.I.
San Francisco, California