Various Factors can be Involved with Hair Loss in Dogs
Significant Hair Loss in Dogs has much to do with the health of the skin and hair follicles and is normally tied to much deeper problems. If your dog is experiencing a problem that seems simply like excessive shedding, please see our shedding page. Otherwise, there are several issues for discussion that can contribute to excessive or even massive hair loss problems in dogs. It should be noted, especially to newer pet parents, that many dogs can experience seasons of significant hair loss – often referred to as “dropping coat”. This may happen one or two times a year and is a normal routine of many breeds.This kind of sudden major coat loss can also occur in concert with major diet changes, especially if going from a poor quality diet to a much more beneficial Premium quality pet food; wherein, the metabolic changes in the body are so significant that the body sort of goes into a ‘start all over’ mode. As an example of how successful NZYMES solutions are for even the most serious dog hair-loss cases, we’ve included an extreme situation, completely resolved in about 6 months.
Simple shedding, in an otherwise healthy pet, is to be expected with virtually any dog. Most shedding issues are related to some type of digestive tract imbalance that reduces the body’s ability to absorb nutrients and provide the needed nutrition to the maintain a healthy skin and coat. Our NZYMES Antioxidant Treats or Sprouted Granules support better nutrient absorption and can help with these problems. For more information please see our SHEDDING page.
LOW THYROID AND SYMMETRICAL HAIR LOSS PROBLEMS
In cases where there seems to be symmetrical hair loss for a dog (or cat), this would be a strong indication of a Thyroid imbalance. Low thyroid, or Hypothyroidism, is a frequent cause of this type of hair loss – where hair disappears from both sides of the body in like patterns, or even other portions of the body in like patterns. If this sounds like what you might be seeing, please see – Canine Thyroid Disease.
HAIR LOSS: PULLING, CHEWING, OR SCRATCHING
Spotty hair loss of this nature is typically due to severe GI Tract imbalances of the primary protective bacteria and the Candida Yeast. At NZYMES.COM we have seen success with 10’s of thousands of these cases using our Healthy-Skin Program for yeast overgrowth. If your pet is constantly itching, licking or chewing at the feet or legs, experiencing reoccurring ear infections, reddened or blackened skin, underarm rashes, bad smell/odor, etc. – then these are strong indicators of a systemic yeast issue. In that case, you will want to learn more about our Healthy-Skin Program. The Before/After pics you see here are of Alf, a Great Pyrenees who suffered with such an issue, and found resolution using our system.
However, if you have a simple situation of spotty hair loss – without other bothersome skin problems – your dog can receive significant help from the NZYMES Antioxidant Treats or Sprouted Granules. These products provides the body with the nutrients it needs to strengthen the hair follicles and helps make your dog’s coat shiny and firm like it was intended to be.