Does your pet have baldness? don’t take it lightly

Does your pet have baldness? don't take it lightly 81 Alopecia and pets 1649867772590 1649867785774
When I met Buzo, a one-year-old boxer, he was completely bald. Not a single strand of hair could be seen on his body. His skin was gray and hardened, and he was very itchy and uncomfortable. His parents were distraught that his pet had gone completely bald so young. Buzo had been shedding his fur little by little for a couple of months before his parents brought him to me.

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What Buzo suffered from was Alopecia. The word might fit since actor Will Smith’s wife, Jada Smith, has alopecia, and that caused quite a stir at this year’s Oscars. Alopecia is not a condition that only affects humans, pets also suffer from it. The condition is fairly common in pets, both dogs and cats, and can occur at any age and with any breed.

There are numerous reasons your pet might get alopecia, including infections, autoimmune disorders, hormonal imbalances, allergies, or parasitic infestations. The loss of a pet’s beautiful fur can be very distressing for both the pet and the pet’s parents.

In Buzo’s case, we discovered that he had scabies by examining a small sample of his skin. Scabies is a parasitic infection caused by microscopic parasitic mites. These tiny bugs burrow into your pet’s skin and affect the hair follicles. The fur begins to fall out and the pet experiences full-blown alopecia over time. Buzo was given an oral drug, and within a week we noticed little tufts of hair on his skin. Within a month, Buzo was completely transformed into a new dog with shiny brown fur.

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