Question by  Chet (17)

How can I help my 5 month old chihuahua who is losing hair all over his body?

He has been steadily losing hair for a month now.


Answer by  Anonymous

You take it to a VET! When you adopted a puppy, you SHOULD have known that routine expenses will occur (food, registrations, vaccines, worming, and vet care for checkups/illness). If you cant, you have no business owning a dog, period. Not doing so is abuse! You waited a MONTH?!?!?


Answer by  deekayjones (42)

It could be the type of food you are feeding him, or that maybe you bathe him too frequently. I would recommend seeing a vet to be sure that it is not a skin problem or that it is not something more serious than they type of food or maybe the shampoo.


Answer by  traumatised (3285)

It could be parasites, an allergy or maybe the temperature in your home is too high for a chihuahua. This merits a vet visit to avoid/treat potential serious issues.


Answer by  Mumma (483)

The best way to help is taking him to a vet who can do a proper diagnosis - there are many causes of hair loss, including parasites, that require treatment.


Answer by  angiem1981 (1059)

This depends what is causing the animal to lose it's hair. If this is an indoor dog, it could very well be an allergic reaction. Try putting the animal out in the warmer months to see if it improves. Also, try using only hypoallergenic products on your chihahua and avoid many of the drying smampoos and sprays on the market.


Answer by  iggylizard (352)

Take him to the vet. If he's not just shedding he could have the mange or he could have something wrong internally.


Answer by  mahavin (589)

just feed your old chihuahua with pedigree types of food and most important is keep the hair combing daily to maintain hair hygiene.

posted by Anonymous
You're kidding, right? It's a medical condition that has been going on for over a month. It requires medical evaluation, NOT new food and a comb.  add a comment

Answer by  hlpme (3)

sounds like mange to me and YES humans can get it 2 and its very uncomfortable to both humans and animals.

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