Losing fur.

by Ashley Weeks
(Port St Lucie, FL, USA)

My 10 month old Rottweiler has recently starting losing his fur on his back above his tail. He does not have fleas.

A friend suggested I feed him cooked eggs for breakfast to give him a healthy coat, is that a good suggestion?

Hi Ashley
Actually I would say no, that’s not a good idea. Rottweilers can tend towards allergies, and eggs are a known allergy-trigger.

If your Rottie doesn’t have fleas, yet is losing hair in this area chances are it is an allergic reaction to something that is causing irritation. If the skin there is red, inflamed or ‘scaly’, then it’s likely a ‘hot spot’.

I’d recommend that you check out my Canine Allergies page as it has lots of tips and advice on this subject.

If you don’t find the answers you need there, or this hair loss gets worse, please have your vet take a look at your pup to rule out infection, parasites etc.

Hope this helps, best of luck.

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