Alopecia is the medical term for baldness. It can affect any hair-bearing area of the body, including humans, dogs, and cats.

Alopecia in dogs is a common problem that can be caused by many different things. Some of these causes include:

Allergies or contact dermatitis – this might be caused by food allergies or environmental allergies (to pollen, dust mites, etc)

Flea allergy dermatitis – fleas are becoming less of a problem due to the effectiveness of flea control products on the market today, but they are still a common cause of alopecia in dogs

Autoimmune disease – this is when your dog’s immune system attacks its own body tissues. The most common autoimmune diseases affecting dogs are lupus erythematosus and pemphigus foliaceus

Hyperthyroidism – hyperthyroidism is when your dog has too much thyroid hormone in their bloodstream. Hyperthyroidism can cause excessive shedding because it speeds up their metabolism so much that their hair falls out more quickly than normal

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Dr. Drake is an award-winning author and well-known cancer specialist in her field. She is best known for her extensive research on canine cancer prevention and nutrition, her dedication to help dogs live a long, happy life, and for teaching veterinary medicine. As the CEO of Canine Companions Co., the Founder of Drake Dog Cancer Foundation and Academy, and the Co-Founder of Preferable Pups, in addition to being a respected figure in the dog world, she has earned the respect of thousands of dog lovers worldwide.