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My dog had hairfall
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Firstly, check your dog's skin closely for any signs of fleas, ticks, or mites, as these parasites can cause itching and subsequent hair loss. Even though you've indicated no flea and tick preventatives are currently being used, it's still crucial to rule out these common culprits.

Allergies are another common cause of hair loss. They can be environmental, like pollen or dust, or could stem from something in your dog's diet.

Hormonal imbalances, such as hypothyroidism, can also lead to hair loss. Other signs of hormonal issues include lethargy, weight gain, and changes in skin texture. If you suspect a hormonal imbalance, blood tests conducted by a veterinarian can diagnose these conditions.

If the skin where the hair has fallen out is red, has a rash, or is showing any signs of infection, it could be a skin infection.

Regular brushing can stimulate the skin and hair follicles, which might help reduce hair loss.

If your dog shows additional signs such as lethargy, changes in appetite, unusual aggression, or any other sudden behavioral changes, it's important to seek veterinary care immediately. These could be signs of a more serious underlying condition that needs prompt attention.

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