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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My pom is losing s hair

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my pom is losing his hair
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.

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Alopecia X is my first concern in Poms. In this skin disorder we see gradual loss of primary hairs progressing to complete alopecia of the neck, tail, caudodorsum (top and back of the body), perineum, and caudal thighs. Alopecia eventually becomes generalized over the trunk but the head an front limbs are spared. Hair loss is bilaterally symmetrical and the alopecic skin may become hyperpigmented and thin. Mild secondary seborrhea (disorder of skin keratinization and maturation) and superficial pyoderma (bacterial skin infection) may occur. No systemic signs of illness are noted.