Dog hair loss home remedies are used for treating alopecia.
Alopecia is unnatural hair loss leading to missing patches of hair or complete hair loss, that type of hair loss is different from natural hair loss which is common in dogs when old or damaged pieces of fur naturally fall out.
Hair loss May be accompanied by irritation and inflammation of skin so you need to apply to your dog's skin some dog hair loss home remedies. Alopecia can affect dogs of all ages and gender.
Areas affected by alopecia:
Dog's skin, immune system, endocrine system, and lymphatic system so you must ask your veterinarian to treat the underlying condition and make sure that there aren't any major health problems.
Causes of alopecia in dogs:
Alopecia May be caused by several reasons including allergies, infections, and parasites accompanied by irritation and skin redness.
Dog hair loss home remedies:
Before using dog hair loss home remedies, you should ask your veterinarian for consultation because a home remedy may fix the problems for now, but the underlying cause is not treated, so it will keep coming back.
1- Apple cider vinegar:
Apple cider vinegar is one of the dog hair loss home remedies, as its antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral effects. Apple cider vinegar's high acidity could irritate your dog's skin and cause a burning sensation. Not apply it directly on your dog's skin. Not used on open wounds, it will cause severe pain.
How to use Apple cider vinegar for dog hair loss?
Make a spray of Apple cider vinegar and water (50/50)and apply it 2_3times per day until hair begins to grow back then once daily until returning normally.
2- Lemon juice:
Lemon juice is an easy and affordable one of all dog hair loss home remedies. It has an antibacterial effect.
Because of the high amount of citric acid, infuse warm water with slices of Lemon for 5 hours and then put the liquid in an empty spray bottle and apply it to affected Areas 2-3times per day.
3- Olive oil:
Olive oil has a moisturizing property, so it can be used topically as one of dog hair loss home remedies.
It has mostly positive effects on a dog's skin. It can also reduce allergic reactions, disinfect cuts and promote healing of wounds. It can be given orally or topically but topically is the best. The oral dose depends on the dog's size. Small ones take 1/4teaspoonful but for large ones take one teaspoonful.
5-Vitamin E oil:
Vitamin E is an antioxidant. It's also good for a dog's immune system, heart and liver health, and overall skin and coat health.
6-Using a healthy diet free of allergens.
7-Brushing your dog's coat regularly:
Brushing a dog's coat regularly helps the natural oils to make barriers and prevent hair loss.
Finally do not forget to ask your veterinarian for a consultation.
The dog's skin is The largest organ of its body, and The skin and hair together are described as a dog's coat. The coat is The mirror of a dog's health.
If your dog's coat is nice and shiny and no hair loss or bald patches are present, it is a good indication that your dog is healthy and is getting The right amount of nutrition from its food. On The other hand, If your dog's hair is being lost (more than The normal loss), you should take action and ask your veterinarian for advice.
By: Dr. Mona Afifi
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