Q. Losing hair on her back and tail

Dec 3, 2022

Why is she losing hair on her back ? And will she be okay ?

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Thank you for reaching out to us. Unfortunately, there are too many causes of hair loss in dogs. Is there any inflammation? 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 ointments, medicated shampoos, or antibiotics can be prescribed accordingly. Till you bring her to a vet, you can put a cone or any dog apparel on her to prevent any further interaction. Continuous interaction would only exacerbate the situation. Please make an appointment with a vet.

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