Was checked out by vet and. Vets also call this adult onset growth hormone deficiency while breeders often dub it black skin disease.
It will be normal for an adult to have shorter hairs on the legs and top of head and longer ones on the saddle back and sides and the chest.
Pomeranian puppy hair loss. Listed in the table below are the majority of ailments that cause dogs to lose hair even a few that are rare. By lynn batesville in usa i have two poms nine years old and 6 years old from the same breeder although unrelated. Some nutrients may change the coat s colour.
Here is a short explanation of i have created with the help of my vet to better explain and help deal with alopecia x. Oestrogen receptor evaluation in pomeranian dogs with hair cycle arrest alopecia x on melatonin supplementation. It is relatively short and as soft as a feather.
She lost most of the hair on her back tail and back legs. My nine year old began losing her hair at age 3. This comprehensive list enables you to appreciate why a vet may be unable to diagnose a problem quickly and he must perform numerous diagnostic tests.
I had her thyroid checked it was a bit low so we began drug. Before treating your pomeranian with black skin disease your veterinarian will attempt to rule out any disease that might appear similar to black skin disease. Your pomeranian s outer coat will go first exposing a soft and fuzzy puppy coat.
During this phase the soft puppy hair can fall out much faster than the adult hairs are growing in. It s also referred to a hair cycle arrest or coat cycle arrest. Natural length of pomeranian hair growth ranges from 1 inch on puppies to 4 inches adults varying lengths but longer ones found on the saddle and or chest.
Pomeranian hair colour orange pomeranian dog. Frank la donell rl kania sa. This abnormal hair loss can occur when the dog is anywhere between 1 and 10 years old and may happen after the.
Pomeranian puppies are born with just one layer of fur. My pomeranian was a rescue dog about a year old four years ago. Alopecia x is hair loss with no known cause and it s one of the few health issues that can plague pomeranians.
Observe the pattern of hair loss on your pomeranian. Hair loss due to alopecia x is gradual and symmetrical. Deficiencies of phenylalanine tyrosine methionine cystine and arginine have been reported as causes of hair colours changing.
Beginning as early as 1 year of age the hair loss occurs over the torso and the backs of the thighs but does not affect the head or front legs. The skin then darkened. Most hormone based hair losses are very similar.
With that in mind the overall goal is to restore your pomeranian s coat and hopefully prevent hair loss from happening again. Causes of pomeranian hair loss. However some environmental factors can change the colour a little.
As the pup matures the two layer adult coat will grow in. Finding information online on dog hair loss is easy but a lot of it can be frustrating different sites say different things. The colour of your dog s coat is decided genetically.