If you’re a new pet owner, the arrival of summer means more than just bright days and balmy nights — it signals the coming of a shedding the likes of which you’ve never seen! Dogs, in particular, are known for losing an unbelievable amount of hair over the course of the hot months, usually to the point where you’re amazed it’s still coming off. But just how much hair loss is too much?
Over 35 million men are experiencing hair loss in this country, 95% of which is caused by male pattern baldness. Classic movie gags involving flapping toupees and heads so bald you can see yourself reflected in them have attached a sense of humor to the incredibly common condition, but baldness and hair loss in dogs is no laughing matter. In fact, it is usually a symptom of a much larger problem. The three most likely culprits are as follows:
Remember that dogs do not experience hair loss the same way humans do. It is vital to keep an eye out for any changes in your pup’s mood, behavior, or physical appearance. Be vigilant and your pup will stay as happy and healthy as ever!