What causes a yorkie to lose hair?

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Of course, your Yorkie also could be losing his hair and having skin problems because of a much more general canine disorder.

Fungal infections, such as ringworm, are a common cause of dry skin and hair loss in dogs.

Stress also can have an impact on your dog's coat.

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A list of common causes of hair loss in dogs include: Allergic or contact dermatitis: An allergic reaction can cause cause skin irritation and hair loss.

Demodectic mange: Caused by Demodex mites, this type of mange can result in hair loss, scaling, redness, ulcers and sometimes darkening of the skin.

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Hair loss in dogs may also be caused by hyperadrenocorticism, or Cushing's disease, a condition caused by the overproduction of the hormone cortisol.

Take your dog to the vet if you notice any of these signs.

Genetics. Some dogs are more prone to baldness than others.

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Of course, your Yorkie also could be losing his hair and having skin problems because of a much more general canine disorder.

Fungal infections, such as ringworm, are a common cause of dry skin and hair loss in dogs.

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A list of common causes of hair loss in dogs include: Allergic or contact dermatitis: An allergic reaction can cause cause skin irritation and hair loss.

Demodectic mange: Caused by Demodex mites, this type of mange can result in hair loss, scaling, redness, ulcers and sometimes darkening of the skin.

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Hair loss in dogs may also be caused by hyperadrenocorticism, or Cushing's disease, a condition caused by the overproduction of the hormone cortisol.

Take your dog to the vet if you notice any of these signs.

Genetics. Some dogs are more prone to baldness than others.

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The Yorkshire terrier's coat is different, though.

It's made of hair that's fine, silky, and longer than average dog fur.

The hairs that do shed often fall back into the pup's coat, making the shedding harder to notice.

You're more likely to see evidence of shedding when you bathe, brush, or comb your Yorkie.

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One of the most common causes of alopecia is mange, which caused by the mite Demodex.

Hair loss can also occurs when there is a disruption in the growth of hair follicles, often from infection, trauma, an immune disease, or endocrine system abnormalities.

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