As the pup matures the two layer adult coat will grow in. Hair loss due to alopecia x is gradual and symmetrical.
Your pomeranian s outer coat will go first exposing a soft and fuzzy puppy coat.
Pomeranian puppy losing hair. A 2 year old female spayed pomeranian had no previous history of skin disease but started losing hair at 1 5 years of age. Was checked out by vet and. Observe the pattern of hair loss on your pomeranian.
There is no evidence of either a bacterial or yeast infection based on cytology or of pruritus associated with the skin condition. She lost most of the hair on her back tail and back legs. I had her thyroid checked it was a bit low so we began drug.
Pomeranian puppies are born with just one layer of fur. Finding information online on dog hair loss is easy but a lot of it can be frustrating different sites say different things. The thing with pomeranians is that they have two coats of hair thanks to their arctic ancestors.
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. 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. Here is a short explanation of i have created with the help of my vet to better explain and help deal with alopecia x.
My nine year old began losing her hair at age 3. Causes of pomeranian hair loss. The main issue with the loss of hair on a pomeranian is that they lose both their guard coat and base coat.
It s also referred to a hair cycle arrest or coat cycle arrest. However some environmental factors can change the colour a little. This abnormal hair loss can occur when the dog is anywhere between 1 and 10 years old and may happen after the.
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 hair colour orange pomeranian dog. Vets also call this adult onset growth hormone deficiency while breeders often dub it black skin disease.
My pomeranian was a rescue dog about a year old four years ago. 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. During this phase the soft puppy hair can fall out much faster than the adult hairs are growing in.
The purpose of the guard coat is to easily brush things off and keep the base coat relatively safe. It is relatively short and as soft as a feather. The skin then darkened.
Alopecia x is hair loss with no known cause and it s one of the few health issues that can plague pomeranians. By lynn batesville in usa i have two poms nine years old and 6 years old from the same breeder although unrelated. Listed in the table below are the majority of ailments that cause dogs to lose hair even a few that are rare.
Some nutrients may change the coat s colour. The colour of your dog s coat is decided genetically. Deficiencies of phenylalanine tyrosine methionine cystine and arginine have been reported as causes of hair colours changing.