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Vet Minute: Patchy Hair Loss on Dogs

November 29, 2022

Vet Minute: Patchy Hair Loss on Dogs

Last updated: March 05, 2020

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.
If you have more questions on why your dog has patchy hair loss or need help, call us at 800.786.4751.

Dog Is Losing Patches of Hair

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 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.

Marty Greer, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, has 35+ 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.

If you need help, call us at 800.786.4751.