What causes a dog to lose hair on its tail?

Asked By: Willa Harvey
Date created: Fri, Feb 12, 2021 3:45 AM
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Flea allergy dermatitis is the number one cause of excessive tail chewing in dogs and may require flea treatment, antibiotics and/or steroids to stop the itching… A dog losing hair on their tail may be the result of a condition called atopy (environmental allergies) or food allergies.
Answered By: Orland Hoeger
Date created: Sat, Feb 13, 2021 5:48 AM
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Can My Dog Eat This?

A List of Human Foods Dogs Can and Can't Eat

  • Carrots: Can Eat. Both raw and cooked carrots are safe for your dog to eat.
  • Grapes and Raisins: Can't Eat.
  • Salt: Limit.
  • Peanut Butter: Can Eat.
  • Eggs: Can Eat.
  • Salmon: Can Eat.
  • Chocolate: Can't Eat.
  • Cheese: Limit.
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  • Chicken and Rice. Chicken and rice are prime ingredients in many dog foods, and these mild foods sit well on upset canine stomachs…
  • Shredded Chicken. Shredded chicken is easy on upset stomachs and acts as a huge eating incentive for dogs with decreased appetites…
  • Pumpkin…
  • Bone Broth…
  • Baby Food.
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These will include the core vaccines, which are administered in a series of three: at 6-, 12-, and 16 weeks old.

The core vaccines include the DHLPP (distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvo, and parainfluenza).

Your pup will also need a rabies vaccination, which is usually around $15—20.

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At around four months of age — and it can vary from breed to breed and even from dog to dog — the 28 puppy teeth are replaced with 42 adult canine teeth, which include the molars.

You will see six incisors on the top and bottom (these are the smaller front teeth located between the large fang-like canines).

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You can baby your dog as you would a sick child and give him homemade food such as boiled potatoes, rice and well-cooked, skinless chicken.

In certain situations, your dog may require fluid therapy, antibiotics, a change in diet, antiemetics (drugs to help control vomiting) or other medication.

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Although six months old is the average age of a dog's first heat, this can vary widely.

Some dogs can go into heat as young as four months, while larger breeds may be as old as two years before their first heat.

Responsible breeders never breed a dog on her first or even her second heat.

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It is entirely acceptable to feed your dog a pure kibble diet.

Or you can mix their diet up with some cooked or raw meat, fish, vegetables and rice.

Many owners like to feed a raw meat diet to their dogs, and while this can suit some dogs very well, there are some important considerations you need to be aware of.

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