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Alopecia - Pomeranian

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Graceg, Oct 23, 2018.

  1. Graceg

    Graceg PetForums Newbie

    Oct 23, 2018
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    I have a little Pomeranian, 2.6 kgs, who has been diagnosed with Alopecia. Her hair is falling out rapidly and her skin has turned black. The vet tried giving her melatonin to treat it however it didn't work. We are now seeing a new specialist dermatologist vet who has recommended micro-needling. She believes this will stimulate hair growth.

    • Has anyone had any experience with micro-needling? It doesn't seem to be a common option when treating dogs for Alopecia as a general anesthetic is required
    • Has anyone had any luck with other treatments for Alopecia?

    We really want to fix her but I don't want to use any treatment that causes pain as it is only a cosmetic condition.

    Thankyou in advance for any help!
  2. Burrowzig

    Burrowzig PetForums VIP

    Feb 18, 2009
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    A friend's Pomeranian had alopecia - his whole back end went bald. Looking at him now, you'd never know there had been anything wrong. I'll try to remember to ask the owner about it when I see her next week.

    There is hope!
  3. Blitz

    Blitz PetForums VIP

    Feb 12, 2009
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    Candy went fairly bald, but her skin was not affected. She was having incurin and I decided that could be the cause (the vet did not think of it) and so I cut it down to the smallest dose that was still effective and her hair grew back.
    On the other hand my hairdresser lost all her hair several years ago and the cause has never been found so she has to wear a wig or a head scarf.
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