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Peau et pelage

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Peau et pelage

13.7 My dog is losing its hair


Moulting is a physiological process by which coat renews itself and adapts to climatic changes. This hair loss will be more important for dogs living outdoors or that go out a lot. It occurs twice a year: in spring, when the lighter summer coat grows, and in autumn, when the thicker winter coat grows. Animals that live inside lose their hair all year round!

The frequency and importance of the moulting(?) phase depend on your dog’s race. Poodles lose their hair all year round whilst certain Nordic races sometimes moult once every two years. Caucasian shepherds have a pronounced moult in the spring.

In any case, it is important to brush your companion regularly in order to get of the dead hair in the coat and undercoat. This allows stimulates the growth of hair. Finally, all the hair you find on your brush is hair you will not have to pick from the floor! Make sure to use adapted tools, and consider using a detangling spray if there are knots or the coat is hard to brush.

In order for your dog to have a healthy coat, you should watch its diet. It is necessary to feed him with high quality food, balanced in proteins(?) and vitamins(?), minerals, oligo-elements and essential fatty acids. Ask your veterinarian for advice. It could be interesting to supplement your dog’s meal with essential fatty acids capsules (ω3ω6).

In certain cases, it is preferable to make an appointment with your veterinarian. Indeed, if bald patches or dandruff(?) appear, or if your dog scratches himself, only your veterinarian will be able to make a diagnostic and prescribe an appropriate treatment!

 

 

Questions

That you ask yourself about your companion

13.1 Why is it important to brush and bathe my dog?


13.2 When and how regularly should I wash and brush my dog?


13.3 How to brush my dog?


13.4 I’m not able to brush my dog, what should I do?


13.5 How to bathe my dog?


13.6 My dog is afraid of water; how can I wash it?


13.8 How can I make my dog’s coat shinier?


13.9 The contours of my white dog’s eyes are brown


13.10 The hair on my white dog’s legs is brown


13.11 My dog has dandruff


13.12 How to choose my dog's shampoo?


13.13 When should I see my veterinarian?


13.14 The structure of the skin and hair


MP LABO recommends

The following products

Physiovet

Foaming cleansing solution for regular washing of all types of cat and dog coats. 


Pyoskin

Foaming cleansing and moisturizing solution for cats and dogs.

 


Sensiderm

Foaming cleansing and moisturizing solution conceived for regular cat and dog washing.

 


Conditioning Shampoo

Mallow flower extract Conditioning Shampoo 


Conditioning hair spray

Shea butter conditioning hair spray


Agepi ω3ω6

Essential Fatty Acids ω3ω6

 


Zincoseb spray


CLX pocket


Ermidra


Ermidra mousse