Q. He sheds a lot of hair I do I prevent that hair

Nov 28, 2022

What can I do to prevent hair for going everywhere

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Thank you for reaching out to us. First of all, apart from excessive shedding, is there any inflammation or itching? Shedding itself is a very normal phenomenon for a dog. However, if it is excessive, it can be a medical condition. Unfortunately, nothing can be evaluated from here. An appointment with a vet for a differential diagnosis is required in this case. In the clinic, your vet is likely to carry out a skin scraping or biopsy test to first look out for any infections(parasitic, fungal, bacterial) before suspecting any other causes such as allergies. Once the cause is identified, relevant topical ointments, medicated shampoos, or antibiotics can be prescribed. On the other hand, if your vet finds nothing, the excessive shedding is unlikely to be a medical problem and he might be shedding more only this time.

Please make an appointment with a vet for a differential diagnosis.

If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to come back to us!

Thank you.