Question by  Chaseman245 (16)

Why does my dog chew his hair off in the summer?

He only does it in the summer.


Answer by  patti (29325)

Your dog may have a skin disease or an allergy that is exacerbated by summertime elements. He may have anxieties about something that happens only in the summer. Take him to the veterinarian to make sure he doesn't have anything physically wrong. Then you can try to address his psychological state.


Answer by  worker3514 (51)

This sounds like an allergy to either grass or pollens. It may be accompanied by scratching, and raw/irritated skin but no fleas or mites are apparent. Natural treatments are available or your vet may prescribe cortisone.


Answer by  dpauleyii (843)

More than likely your dog has summer allergies and his skin is irritated. He is trying to get at the skin and the fur is in the way. Prednisone or benedryl will help him during this time.


Answer by  SashaDarkCloud (5764)

It can be a number of different reasons. There might be small flies biting at his skin, he could just be really hot and irritated and so he chews, he could have dry skin due to the weather change, he could be allergic to something that only comes out in the summertime... the sky is the limit.


Answer by  kipcat (1964)

He may have fleas or a skin allergy, or dry skin, which makes him itch and he chews to stop the itching.


Answer by  mcmario2007 (786)

Summer causes excessive heat and sweating and this causes infections which produces an itchy feeling for the dog, cold water baths is highly recommended for the dog.

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