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Nov 13, 2016

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Patch of hair loss in dogs could be result of Folliculitis or allergies. Parasites and fungal infection can also cause patch of hair loss. See your vet before it spreads or worsens.

Nov 13, 2016

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Hair loss/shedding results from number of causes. Unlike human beings, hair growth cycle is different. for e.g. Hair does not grow continuously in dogs. Photoperiod (light intensity) is main factor besides nutrition, genetics, health that can cause dog to shed hair excessively during some seasons and therefore, can be physiological. Dogs also may shed excessive hair because of stress, worms, harsh climate and general illness. 30% of proteins in diet goes for maintenance of hair and skin health. Therefore balanced and complete nutrition is most important for healthy skin and hair coat. Regular grooming/Brushing is very important.