Lhasa Apso dog excessive hair loss

Dog owner question

"Hi! I need some help with my 5 year old Lhasa Apso, her name is Lilla. I noticed that Lilla's coat has been shedding a lot more than normal lately and her skin is dry. I have always been very careful with her grooming, but now I am at a loss. What do you think is the problem?"

Veterinarian's reply

"Hi! Thank you for asking this question and I am very sorry that Lilla is having this problem.

The distinctive coat of the Lhasa Apso dog requires extra care and the hair loss is indeed a concern.

There are several possible causes of excessive hair loss and dry skin.

These include allergies, parasites (fleas or mites), dermatitis, lack of nutrition or even hormonal imbalances.

Lhasa Apso dogs are genetically predisposed to coat problems, and in some cases the weather or seasonal changes can also affect the coat condition.

I recommend that you take Lilla to a vet for a detailed skin and coat check!

This will help to determine what is causing the problem and suggest appropriate treatment.

Dietary changes may be necessary, or even the use of special grooming products to restore Lilla's coat to health.

Remember that regular and careful grooming is vital for Lhasa Apso puppies. The use of the right brush, shampoo and conditioner will help to keep the coat healthy and reduce shedding.

I wish you and Lilla the best of luck!"

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