Is Your Cat Or Dog Losing Hair?
4 Reasons Why Pets Have Hair Loss
Your pet may experience some hair loss (known as alopecia) at some point in their lives. Getting the hair to grow back requires patience but with proper treatment, most hair loss will recover. Topical shampoos, working with your veterinarian to identify the cause, changing your pet's diet and using a few natural supplements can really help. 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 alopecia and our supplements are recommended by veterinarians nationwide.
Here are 4 common causes of alopecia in dogs and cats:
Both food and environmental allergies can cause hair loss in pets. Pets with allergies will itch and scratch and yet the pet owner will not find any fleas. The pet may have hot spots, sores, chewing, licking and scooting on its butt. Many pet owners are frustrated because they have brought their pet to the veterinarian, used medications and yet the problem continues especially during the hot summer months. A natural, holistic approach can be life-changing for your pet. The first step is to learn how you can use home remedies to help your pet's 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) A change of diet and using a few holistic supplements can help allergy-induced hair loss. Featured below are just two examples of Ask Ariel's time-tested, veterinary-approved supplements to help relieve pet allergy symptoms.
AllerEaze Cats and dogs with hair loss may itch, scratch and chew on their skin. Hair may fall out due to infections on the skin and exposure to allergens such as food, grass, plants and dust. AllerEaze is nature's own "Benadryl" containing ingredients that naturally reduce the histamine response, easing allergy symptoms.
Proaller--Especially helpful for small pets, these drops temporarily reduce allergic itching and discomfort. Works most effectively when combined with NotaSAN to reduce redness, infection, odor and drippy eyes due to allergies. Many pet owners have reported that Proaller has helped their itchy pets finally get a good night's sleep instead of staying up scratching and chewing.
2. Fungal/ Bacterial Infection
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 infections. 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 allowing 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 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 their head, licking the genitals constantly or an odor (even after a bath). Dogs with yeast infections on the skin typically have chronic ear infections too.
Immune support supplements for yeast and fungal infections:
Power Probiotic- The best probiotic for pets! Backed by scientific research, this powerful multi-strain formula promotes the growth of friendly bacteria which are essential to a healthy immune system. Essential if your pet has taken antibiotics and steroids. The most basic supplement to use for any pets with hair loss, infections or allergies. Most pets love the taste too!
K9 Yeast Defense along with the Power Probiotic kills off the yeast overgrowth while the Power Probiotic replenishes with healthy, friendly bacteria. This amazing formula helps prevent odor, ear infections and reduces chronic yeast overgrowth. Works best when used with NotaSAN. Say goodbye to yeast infections, smelly odor, genital licking and ear infections. K9 Yeast Defense is a staple for dog owners whose dogs start itching, licking and chewing with the warmer weather.
3. Parasites: Infestations of parasites such as fleas, ticks, and mites can be a source of hair loss for your pet. The hair loss might occur around the ears, eyes, abdomen, tail or back end, causing inflammation, itching, and redness. Working with your veterinarian to get rid of the parasites is the first step.
4. Endocrine Conditions: Certain endocrine conditions (such as: Hyperthyroidism/Hypothyroidism, Cushing’s Disease, Addison’s Disease, etc.) 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.
Canine Cushing's Support is a safe, natural product that can be used with dogs diagnosed with Cushing's Disease and those with symptoms of "probable" Cushing's. It naturally helps to lower cortisol levels.
French Bulldog Finds Relief
From Scratching and Hair Loss
Maestro “Dear Susan:
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