Species: Dog Breed: Chiuhauha/Poodle Age: 3-6 months
Hello, Im concerned about my dog, she is only 4 months but she is barely growing hair on her head and around her eyes. What can I buy to help her hair grow ?
Dr. Marie replied:
For some dogs, this can be normal. However, it's hard for me to say whether this is normal without seeing Blanca.
Another possibility is a parasite called demodex. This is quite easy for your vet to diagnose with a skin scraping which is an inexpensive test. If your vet feels it is demodex most cases will get better on their own. However, there are some dogs with demodex that can have serious problems.
If there are any scabs or lesions at all in this area then a skin infection or a fungal infection like ringworm is possible.
There really isn't anything I can recommend to help her hair grow. A vet visit would be a great idea.
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