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    I heard lately that if you give your dog melatonin 3mg. that it helps with hair loss. Is this true? Thanks guys.

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    Hi Karen you need to find out the underlying issue and reason for the hairloss before giving Melatonin.
    Melatonin is used for seasonal flank alopecia which is indeed hair loss and the skin under the hairloss tends to go black. this happens during winter months and they say lack of sunlight causes it.

    but there are many other reasons that can cause hairloss such as:

    thyroid problems
    mange
    allergies

    please book a visit to the vets where they can check it and do skin scrapes and blood work if needed to rule out other issues
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    @MeekosMummy has gave you great advice. I hope the vet can figure out what's going on.

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    Default Re: Hair loss

    Quote Originally Posted by MeekosMummy View Post
    Hi Karen you need to find out the underlying issue and reason for the hairloss before giving Melatonin.
    Melatonin is used for seasonal flank alopecia which is indeed hair loss and the skin under the hairloss tends to go black. this happens during winter months and they say lack of sunlight causes it.

    but there are many other reasons that can cause hairloss such as:

    thyroid problems
    mange
    allergies

    please book a visit to the vets where they can check it and do skin scrapes and blood work if needed to rule out other issues

    excellent post/advice!!!
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    Thanks everyone. I did take her to the vet and he said it is alopecia. He said to give her fish oil.

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    @Karen100, I feel your pain!

    I've decided to take Charley to the vet over his hairloss. I just look at those guard hairs, especially the white hairs on the back of his neck, and they fall out! No sores, no itching, no black or rough skin, just thinning. One really bad spot, but others are starting. I've tried coconut oil, probiotics and food change. I ordered missing link, but am tired of being worried and tired of the over-the-top shedding mess.


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    Well, let us know how it goes.


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    Default Re: Hair loss

    A vet visit is always good but I had a bulldog that had hairless due to a leather collar, he would lose the hair around the back of his neck where the collar would sit. I no longer keep a collar on my dog inside but, the allergies these babies can have are crazy sometimes.
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    Our vet thought the collar might be the issue. No collar since January. That strip of missing hair is still there and more thinning elsewhere. I just took this pic. The others were about January.


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    @Karen100, did the fish oil work for you? Hope it worked!

    I'm attaching a pic of Charley's neck after using up a one pound bag of missing link it appears to be a tiny bit better, but some generalized hair loss on mostly his white hairs continues. His hair is much softer though and not falling as much. I gave Charley some food with fish in it yesterday to see how he handles it. If ok, I'll try the fish oil too.


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