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Skin & Coat; Hair Loss, Odors, Shedding, Hot Spots

A shiny coat gives our pets beauty, protection, and loads of “cuddle appeal” which is why we quickly notice when something is amiss. Hair loss and bad odors are always a sign of a health problem. The number one cause of itching, allergies, and hair loss in both dogs and cats is an allergy to flea saliva, while bad odors have numerous causes. It’s always important to find the underlying cause to ensure you’re providing the right treatment. Shampoos for cats and dogs will help them look and smell great, but make sure you’re using a shampoo specially formulated for pet skin.

Pet odors: The ears, mouth, anal area, vulva, and skin
Removing skunk odor
Hair loss on your pet
Choosing the right shampoo for your pet
Flea allergy dermatitis (Hot Spots)
Dog coats & shedding
Breeds, shedding & grooming

List of hair loss medications and supplements


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  Skin & Coat Facts:

  • Malodor from the ears, mouth, anal area, vulva, or skin is a sign of a health problem.
  • Skunk odor can be transferred from your pet to your furniture, rugs, and clothes.
  • Hormones that control hair growth are influenced by sunlight and temperature, which is why many pets have major growing and shedding cycles each spring and fall.
    This information is for educational purposes only and is intended to be a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise and professional judgment of your veterinarian. The information is NOT to be used for diagnosis or treatment of your pet. You should always consult your own veterinarian for specific advice concerning the treatment of your pet.

    The information about medications is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, allergic reactions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for your pet. It is not a substitute for a veterinary exam, and it does not replace the need for services provided by your veterinarian.

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