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Chihuahua Fur Issues

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Both Short and Long Coat Chihuahuas

Short hair is known also as the smooth coat and long-haired chihuahua are the two types of coats on the chihuahua breed. Except for the length of the fur, there is no difference between these types of chihuahuas, they may have the same health issues, feeding requirements. etc.

Fur problems can happen to both types of chihuahua, But it can be more noticeable with a long-haired chihuahua.

The loss of hair is one of the most common fur issues with this breed. However, we can not explain it by normal shedding, there are different reasons why this happens.

Coat loss with a chihuahua Puppy

All dogs go through a process of losing the puppy coat and growing the adult coat, for some breeds this process can be noticeable, while chihuahua breed can have varying degrees of noticeable change.

You may ask when my chihuahua loses its fur? it can begin when your puppy is 5 or 6 months old. But, because each puppy is unique it can start as young as 2 months old or as late as 7 months. the process can happen over the course of several months.

it is normal that there will be a thinning, but if there is severe hair loss with bald spots, you should visit the veterinarian.

as you can see the skin of your puppy will be sensitive, then in order to protect it you will want to use gentle shampoos and canine conditioners during this time. also, you must use comfortable padding for your puppy to rest upon.

when your chihuahua is 1 year old, chi will have his or her adult coat. you may also notice that there is a color change, it can be darker or lighter. also, the sibling can increase or decrease.

what is normal hair loss and what is abnormal?

During a chihuahua life, there may be times when the puppy’s hair is falling out. We must know that healthy males won’t have remarkable shedding issues. While females may have heavy sheds because of hormonal changes during heat cycles.

after giving birth to puppies a female will lose her hair, and it will take up to 6 months for her coat to grow back. stress is also a cause. finally, severe fur loss can be caused by anesthetics.

when you must bring your chihuahua to a Vet

many medical diseases and issues may exist and cause the chihuahua hair loss, this is known as Alopecia. skin problems are also involved to cause hair loss.

Some reasons for this :

Mange
dermatitis
allergies
parasite
fleas
bacterial skin infection
Cushing’s disease
hypothyroidismthism: the issue is involving abnormal hair loss with chihuahua dogs. The fur will fall out easily.

if your chihuahua experiences abnormal hair loss you should visit your VET.

unexplained fur loss treatments

There are 3 essential remedies you can use to help your chi to bring back coat. But, if and only if, all health issues are not ruled out

1. Melatonin:

The one which is dedicated to human consumption is often of good quality. Compared to the one dedicated to pet consumption. So, the first thing to put in mind is that it can make a dog feel sleepy. But don’t worry you because it’s safe

2. Omega3.6.9:

it plays a role in maintaining and restoring healthy skin and coat.

3. restorative coat/bath products:

You must use the rescue lotion twice daily for the 1st week, and massage any thinning or balding spots for 5 minutes.

 

 

 

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