Friday, September 13, 2013

Hair Loss Around the Mouth or Tail in Dogs and Cats

Some cats and dogs can experience hair loss especially around the mouth or on the tail.  Hair loss can be a sign of allergies in pets.  Sometimes after my dog Legend eats something he is allergic to it, he will start scratching at the mouth which leads to hair loss.  While we keep Legend on  very strict hypoallergenic diet, on occasion, we might try something new to see how he responds to it.  Amazing, but even a different type of fish or small piece of pork is a huge trigger for him.  He will start scratching at the mouth.  Also, we have seen cats where they lose hair around the tail and then by changing the diet, the hair grows back.  For more about pet food allergies, please read the following pet nutrition health articles.