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Why is my yorkie shedding

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How old is your yorkie?
Is there areas where your dog appears bald?
Is your dog scratching excessively?
Is your dog on frontline or advantage?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
She is 10 months old. No bald areas. No scratching or discomfort of any kind. She is not on frontline or advantage.
Customer

Shedding can be caused by a few different things including parasites and poor diet as well as allergies. So you will want to make sure she is on a good high quality diet, is parasite free and brush the dog at least weekly.

Yorkies are considered a non shedding breed, but some do shed and all will have some amount of hair loss though this is usually taken care of with regular brushing.

Thinks like mange mites would cause hair loss as will an allergy condition. I'm going to give you some information about these conditions and a few more that cause hair loss.
Here is a website on Ringworm:
http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_ringworm.html
Here is two on Mange.
http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_demodectic_mange.html
http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_sarcoptic_mange.html
Hypothyroidism and cushing on these pages:
http://www.petplace.com/dogs/hypothyroidism-in-dogs/page1.aspx
http://www.petplace.com/dogs/hyperadrenocorticism-cushing-s-syndrome-in-dogs/page1.aspx
You can read up on allergies here:
http://www.nhahonline.vetsuite.com/Templates/ContentPages/Articles/ViewArticleContent.aspx?Id=864
http://www.lbah.com/allergy.htm

If you suspect an allergy condition is to blame, you can give your dog Benadryl up to 2mg per pound every 8 hours.

Since this is normally a non shedding breed, I would have this hair loss checked out so she can start treatment.

I hope this information is helpful to you.
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