Alopecia in dogs can have many causes. There may be alopecia secondary to scratching, licking or pulling of hair in dogs with pruritus.
There are multiple causes of alopecia in small mammals. Endocrine causes are considered after ruling out ectoparasitic diseases.
Clinically, non-inflammatory alopecia is the absence of hair without other skin lesions.
Pyodermas or bacterial skin infections (Greek: “pyo“ - pus and “derma“ - skin) are highly prevalent in dogs.
Alopecia (hair loss) in cats is a common reason for cats being presented to the veterinary practice.
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is an IgE-mediated allergic skin disease to environmental allergens.
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Alopecia or pathological hair loss is a frequent reason for consultation with dermatological patients, a variety of skin diseases in dogs can cause impairment of hair growth.
Goliat is a male dachshund crossbreed born in 2012. At the age of 4 years, he was adopted by a Hungarian animal welfare organisation.
Atopic patients often produce IgE against allergens. But there are some patients who despite presenting allergic clinical signs IgE cannot be detected; this disease is called atopic-like dermatitis (ALD).
Hass, an 18-month-old male, mixed-breed dog weighing 42 kg, was presented with a six-month history of a rash on his legs and ears.
Piper is a 7-year-old Australian Shepherd (allegedly purebred), female, not neutered.