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Hair Loss

Description: Certain dog breeds, male and female, are prone to pattern baldness. As with balding men, the hair gradually falls out and does not grow back. 

What to Watch For: The hair loss does not cause itchiness, though the skin can sometimes be dry. Usually the areas affected are the throat, chest, belly and the insides of the legs. 

Diagnosis: Your veterinarian can conduct tests to rule out treatable problems that have hair loss as a sign, such as too little thyroid hormone. If it is true pattern baldness, your veterinarian can offer supplements or hormones which may help though there is no cure.

Breeds prone to Hair Loss include:

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