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French bulldog hair loss- what are the main causes?

We all know that French bulldogs are prone to suffering from different health issues. As a Frenchie owner, you should be aware of possible hair loss issues and how they may affect your dog’s life quality. It’s a fact that one of the main dog’s features is definitely its coat. A brilliant, smooth and shiny dog’s coat is certainly something that catches everyone’s eye. When we talk about French bulldog’s hair, there’re two types of French bulldog hair loss issues. The first one in a seasonal hair loss process, while another one may become a hair loss nightmare when a dog’s showing an excessive shedding. Due to this reason, we decided to represent you with the list of most common French bulldog hair loss issues:

  • allergies
  • atopic dermatitis
  • acral lick dermatitis
  • mange
  • poor nutrition
  • parasite-induced alopecia

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First of all, it’s of great importance to note that French bulldog’s skin is just as sensitive as yours. An itchy dog’s skin always points to one of the problems. The skin is the largest organ of all beings, therefore we all have to provide it with appropriate care.

What French bulldog hair loss symptoms should be alarming?

  • red irritated looking skin
  • dull looking coat
  • hair loss
  • dry skin
  • itchiness
  • lumps and bumps
  • scaly patches or scabs on the skin

Allergies

Frenchies act very sensitively to different allergens such as dust, pollens and dust mites. Therefore it’s very important to clean its fur every time you come back from a walk. If your batpig suffer from allergy, it will start excessively scratching and lick the inflamed spots.

Atopic Dermatitis

This is a common French bulldog skin disorder when the skin shows the signs of redness and becomes itchy, flaky and is susceptible to bacterial infection. However, this issue can be solved by using certain corticosteroids and antihistamines.

Acral lick dermatitis

Otherwise called lick granuloma, this skin condition happens by licking a chosen skin spot. Once the dog creates the wound, the spot becomes infected and painful.

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Mange

The main culprits for this kind of issues are mites. However, bigger problems happen when mites bury themselves in the hair follicles of dogs. There’re 2 types of mange- sarcoptic mange and demodectic mange.

Poor nutrition

When a dog doesn’t have a well-balanced diet with an adequate protein and fat ratio, it gets a dull looking hair with split ends.  Besides this symptom, a dog will show pressure sores, no hair growth from spots that have been shaved or clipped, and dry skin scales.

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Parasite-induced alopecia

This skin condition may be caused by different parasites and fungi (ringworm). Take your dog immediately to the vet if you’ve noticed it started to lose hair around the ears, stomach, chest, and eyes.

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Written by Tanya

TANYA MILANKOVIC is a writer, translator, and a Belgrade-based professor with a Master's degree in Arabic and English languages from the Faculty of Philology in Serbia.
Writing has been a passion of hers since childhood, whether it was writing stories, essays, or articles for the school newspaper, she's always loved playing with words.
Her range of interests are vast and include literature, grammar, travel, food, culture, animals, music, and history, among others.

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