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Natural Treatments For Hair Loss in Dogs and Cats

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Why is my cat or dog losing hair? We all want our pets to look great, and it is very upsetting to see your cat or dog losing hair. Hair loss in dogs (known as alopecia in dogs) is a common occurrence, and our natural dog hair loss home remedies can help. There are different reasons for hair loss, but with patience, a proper diagnosis and an integrated approach to treatment (combining natural dog hair loss treatment with conventional veterinary care), most hair loss in dogs and cats can be reversed. Once your veterinarian determines WHY your cat or dog is losing hair - diet changes, a few natural remedies and topical shampoos can stop your pet from losing hair and help it to grow a new lustrous coat. Please feel free to contact us at Support@AskAriel.com with any questions. We answer promptly and are happy to assist you. Ask Ariel has extensive experience helping dogs and cats with hair loss and alopecia and our supplements are recommended by veterinarians nationwide.

Listed below are some common reasons that your dog or cat might have bald spots or be losing hair. If you scroll down, you can click on these natural pet supplements and view testimonials from real pet owners whose pets have experienced relief from dry, itchy skin and hair loss related to endocrine conditions. Ask Ariel's natural remedies have been recommended by veterinarians since 2005. You can help your cat or dog regrow a soft, lustrous coat!

Common Reasons For Hair Loss In Dogs & Cats

Food and Environmental Allergies Both food and environmental allergies can cause cats and dogs to lose hair. Pets may also develop flea allergies in which the pet develops an allergic reaction to the flea bite. Pets with allergies will itch and scratch, developing bald spots and patches and feeling itchy and miserable. Your dog may have hot spots and sores or be chewing, licking and scooting on its butt. Many pet owners are frustrated because they have brought their pet to the veterinarian and used medications and yet the problem continues, especially during the hot summer months. Cats and dogs can get fleas and develop flea allergies in the most meticulous homes. The first step is to take control of any problems with fleas. Once fleas have been ruled out, it's important to consider what other foods and environmental allergens your pet may be allergic to. Allergy testing can be helpful. Switching your pet to a hypoallergenic diet along with using a few supplements can be life-changing for your pet. Dogs and cats respond very well to home remedies for allergies. Please click here to learn more about using a holistic approach to help your pet's allergy symptoms (e.g., scratching, itching, odor, hot spots, chewing, etc.).

Dry Skin Due to a Lack of Omega-3 Fatty Acids Inflammation is a contributing factor in cat and dog hair loss and dry skin. Animals cannot make essential fatty acids (EFAs), they must come from diet. If the diet is not balanced and complete, supplementation is essential. EFAs are scientifically proven to be helpful for allergies and skin problems. While topical rinses and medicated shampoos may help somewhat, you need to help your dog or cat from the inside out. The first step is to give your pet a highly therapeutic fish oil along with a grain-free, low carbohydrate diet. Fish oil contains essential fatty acids called Omega 3s. Pets that have hair loss and dry skin often lack Omega 3 fatty acids.

Fungal or Bacterial Infections Bacterial and fungal infections are common in pets. Fungal infections are often the culprit in ear infections. Some pets will be diagnosed with both types of infection. Many pets develop yeast infections after using antibiotics for a bacterial infection, so treating both simultaneously is often an effective strategy. Bacterial skin infections usually occur when your pet scratches and breaks the skin, which allows bacteria to infect the wound. Hot spots occur when the pet starts licking and chewing on the irritated area, creating an open wound. The skin loses hair, and the repeated licking and chewing causes it to become red and inflamed. Hot spots are painful and can spread quickly, so if you notice one, please take your pet to the veterinarian right away. The most common type of fungal infection is yeast (candida), and you may notice your dog scratching, biting, shaking its head or licking the genitals constantly, or you may smell an odor (even after a bath). Dogs with yeast infections on the skin typically have chronic ear infections too.

Parasites Infestations of parasites such as fleas, ticks and mites can be the reason your cat or dog is losing hair. The hair loss might occur around the ears, eyes, abdomen, tail or back end, causing inflammation, itching and redness. Parasites can cause a thin coat due to scratching and irritation of the skin. Working with your veterinarian to get rid of the parasites is the first step.

Endocrine Conditions Endocrine conditions such as hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, Cushing’s disease, Addison’s disease and Alopecia can cause cats and dogs to lose hair. These conditions can be very serious, and it's essential to work with your veterinarian to determine the best course of action. Once a diagnosis is made, supportive supplements can be helpful.

Natural Remedies for Common Causes of Hair Loss In Dogs and Cats

If your pet is experiencing bald spots or hair loss, please seek out the advice of your veterinarian. The supplements listed below are generally helpful for the symptoms described. The first step in helping your dog or cat regrow their coat is to get a proper diagnosis from your veterinarian.

Symptoms: Itching, Scratching, Hot Spots, Scooting, Chewing, Bald Spots

If your dog or cat has been diagnosed with allergies, it can be very uncomfortable for your pet. Both food and environmental allergies can cause extreme itching and irritation in cats and dogs. The following home remedies can help provide fast relief from the symptoms of allergies and help reduce allergy-induced hair loss:

AllerEaze for Pets
Power Probiotic for Pets
NotaSAN Anti-Infection Formula

Symptoms: Dry or Flaky Skin, Inflammation, Atopic Dermatitis, Dandruff

Dogs and cats with dry skin, atopic dermatitis, dandruff and skin inflammation are lacking Omega-3 fatty acids on the inside. By adding highly purified, bioavailable omega-3 essential fatty acids to your pet’s food the skin and fur can regain their shine:

Amazing Omegas for Pets

Symptoms: Hot Spots, Open Sores, Red Skin, Bald Spots

Hot spots from bacterial infections can spread quickly. In most cases, your veterinarian will need to prescribe antibiotics to kill the bacteria. It is important to use immune support supplements along with antibiotics. The following supplements will promote the growth of friendly bacteria while helping to prevent future infections:

Power Probiotic for Pets
K9 Yeast Defense
NotaSAN Anti-Infection Formula
QuentaSAN Anti-Viral Formula

Symptoms: Scratching, Head Shaking, Licking the Genitals, Cheesy Odor, Ear Infections

Yeast overgrowth is often due to antibiotics which can create an imbalance in your pet's natural flora, humid conditions and a diet high in allergens and starchy carbohydrates. Common signs of yeast are armpits, feet, ears and licking at the genitals. Dogs with yeast can get chronic ear infections. By using natural anti-fungal supplements, you can kill the yeast overgrowth, reduce nonstop licking at chewing and give your pet fast relief:

Power Probiotic for Pets
K9 Yeast Defense
NotaSAN Anti-Infection Formula
AllerEaze for Pets

Symptoms: Hair Loss, Lack of Energy, Increased Thirst & Urination, Thinning Skin, Skin Discoloration

Skin and hair changes due to endocrine disorders can be serious. Hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism are hormone imbalances where the thyroid produces too much or too little thyroxine, the hormone that controls metabolism. In Cushing’s disease, the adrenal glands produce too much cortisol, the fight-or-flight hormone, that regulates stress and appetite. Another autoimmune condition that can affect the skin is Addison’s disease - the opposite of Cushing’s, where too little cortisol is produced. Alopecia, also called black skin disease, is a sex hormone imbalance that causes symmetrical hair loss. Any endocrine disorder should be evaluated and diagnosed your veterinarian. Once a diagnosis is made, these supportive supplements can be helpful:

Immune Harmony for Pets
Immune Support Kit
Power Probiotic for Pets
Amazing Omegas for Pets
Canine Cushing's Support

French Bulldog Finds Relief
From Scratching and Hair Loss


“Our sweet French Bulldog Maestro was scratching his face and tearing his fur out. He is very sensitive and we didn't want to keep giving him prescription medications. Benadryl would just knock him out and we wanted our doggie to feel better. We tried several diet changes and a few itch-relief products from other brands but nothing worked. Then, we found AskAriel. I am happy to report that after using the Amazing Omegas, K9 Digestive Enzymes, Power Probiotic, K9 Yeast Defense, ProAller and QuentaSAN, Maestro started to get better right away. He loves the Amazing Omegas on his food! A patch of fur that he kept chewing on is finally growing back. Thanks for the diet tips too. We are very happy we found Ask Ariel.”

Amy, Orange County CA

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