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Old 05-23-2009, 11:15 AM   #1
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Fur loss

My dog Ben is 16 years old. Is it common that a dog this age to lose their fur and if so is there any treatments for it? He has patch missing on his hind legs and on his back
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Old 05-23-2009, 02:44 PM   #2
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NO, it's not normal ... Have you taken him to the Vet? It can be several things so you should take him ASAP if you haven't.
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....Unfortunately hair loss in older dogs is usually an indication of hormonal imbalances. Thus requiring that you take your dog to the vet to see what the exact problem is and what you can do about it. You may have to change his diet too.

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Old 07-01-2009, 01:35 AM   #4
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Dogs are not usually loss some hair when getting older.
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that is not something normal. i would talk to your vet asap because he might need some hormone meds or it could be some other underlying problem. let us know what the vet says..
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Old 03-17-2010, 06:22 AM   #6
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Hair loss can result in alopecia, which is the term for lack of hair on areas where hair should normally be. Alopecia can be a symptom of a number of ailments and some of them are quite serious, so it's good to pay attention to your dog's coat. Hair loss can be caused by factors such as stress, allergies, and parasites, or internal problems such as a thyroid disorder, diabetes, or cancer.

Dogs also may lose hair due to poor nutrition. In fact, people who see a lot of dogs, such as at a shelter or Veterinarian clinic, often can recognize which dogs are getting fed the cheapie generic foods and which are not.
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Old 11-17-2010, 03:09 PM   #7
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I think that is part of the aging process. If you are concern try switching his food.
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