New Yorkie Mom - need help with hair loss - Yorkie Forum : Yorkshire Terrier Forums

YorkieForum.com is the premier Yorkshire Terrier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
Share LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-09-2013, 09:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 2
Question New Yorkie Mom - need help with hair loss

I am a relatively new Yorkie mom, and my puppy has begun to lose hair on her flanks. I noticed the hair loss around the time she went into her first heat. The loss was minimal on her hind legs and since there were no signs of any skin irritation or fleas, I decided to wait a bit before taking her to the vet. I took her 3 weeks ago, and upon examination the vet could not determine any skin problems that would explain the hair loss. No redness, itching or fungus - he checked with a black light. She has not been scratching and there is no evidence of fleas. I see no flea dirt and when I combed her with a flea comb have found nothing. Her fur on her back has also started to become coarse. The vet believes it may be hormone related since it began around the time she went into heat. He has recommended giving her 3mg of Melatonin twice a day. Said he successfully treated another Yorkie with the same symptoms. Has anyone else had this problem, or had any success with this protocol?

Thank you for any insight you may provide!
Fifi's Mom is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-13-2013, 08:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 1
Default

The most common cause of Yorkie hair loss is a food allergy, according to ... it would be wise to assume your dog is allergic to ingredients in the new food. It will be necessary, through trial and error, perhaps with the help of your ... Sue is a semi-retired grandmother of one, and a mother of 3 grown children.
dcsalihussain@gmail.com is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com