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Vet Minute: Patchy Hair Loss on Dogs
March 5, 2020
Why is my dog losing hair? If your dog is losing patches of hair or you’ve noticed your dog has a bald spot, Dr. Marty Greer, Revival’s Director of Veterinary Services, talks about common causes of patchy hair loss on dogs and why a visit to your vet may be needed.
Dog Losing Fur
What does it mean if my dog is losing his hair in patches? Mites that live on or in the skin of your dog can lead to patches of hair loss. These can be associated with a secondary bacterial disease or can be caused by allergies. A visit to your dog’s veterinarian for testing for mites, culturing for ringworm, and evaluation for allergies can lead to a diagnosis and specific treatment. You and your pet will be relieved and much more comfortable.
If you have more questions on why your dog has patchy hair loss or need help, call us at 800.786.4751.
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Ringworm on Dogs and Cats
How do you tell if a dog has ringworm? Ringworm on dogs and cats shows up as a small round lesion that causes patchy hair loss. Learn an effective ringworm treatment for dogs and cats.
Written by: Marty Greer, DVM
Director of Veterinary Services
Marty Greer, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, has 40+ years’ experience in veterinary medicine, with special interests in canine reproduction and pediatrics. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University in 1981. She’s served as Revival’s Director of Veterinary Services since 2019. In 2023, Dr. Greer was named the Westminster Kennel Club Veterinarian of the Year.