Who likes hair fall? Not even our dogs do! Our dogs are our heroes and they require all the pampering in the world. Dogs require more care and comfort when it comes to scalp or hair problems.
Our dog’s problems can be the biggest reason for our anxiety. We want our pets to be healthy always; however, looking at how polluted the environment is, it is possible for our dogs to face day-to-day life issues such as hair fall.
There are various reasons our dogs lose hair. They could be suffering from hormonal imbalances or may lose hair right after they are neutered due to loss of testosterone.
There may be some rare cases of cancer, liver or kidney diseases too. So watch out! Contact your vet at the earliest if the hair fall is severe.
Most people like trying home or herbal remedies on their dogs before taking them to a vet. If your dog has a severe hair fall problem, we suggest you check with a vet first. If it’s not that severe, here are a few home and herbal remedies you can try to reduce your dog’s hair fall.
1. Olive Oil
Topical olive oil should be used instead of other oils. Topically applying olive oil can have multiple hair and skin benefits. It can be used to soften the dry patches on your dog’s skin and even reduce the inflammation caused by mites.
Mites may cause itching, redness and swelling on your dog’s skin. Olive oil’s anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties will heal your dog’s hair and skin from within.
Don’t heat the oil. Simply apply a small amount of olive oil and massage it. Do it every day for the best results.
Apple Cider Vinegar is considered to be acidic in nature. It contains antifungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that can heal or treat dogs’ hair fall problems.
Since it is acidic in nature, we do not advise you to give it to your dog orally directly, instead, use it topically.
You may add Apple Cider Vinegar to your dog’s bath and clean him gently with that water. This helps clean his skin and reduce hair loss. Or you may apply it topically on the affected areas to reduce hair shedding.
3. Lemon Juice
Lemon juice is acidic in nature too. It contains antioxidants, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that can fight hair fall effectively.
Again, do not feed too much lemon juice to your dog. Apply it on his skin instead.
Squeeze out a lemon’s juice in some water and apply it topically on the affected areas. It reduces the dry and patchy skin and works on dandruff too. Lemon Juice helps in balancing the pH of your dog’s skin.
4. Flaxseed Oil
Flaxseed oil is full of Omega 3 fatty acids. This is an extremely rich source of omega and helps treat many hair fall problems caused by allergies, hormonal imbalances and others.
Omega 3 fatty acids can be excellent for your dog’s heart, bones and skin (Scalp). You may apply some on the dog’s skin or simply mix a bit of this oil in his food.
Flaxseed oil is very helpful in treating inflammation of the skin and reducing itchy, dry and dandruff-prone skin in pets.
5. Aloe Vera Gel
Due to the antioxidants in aloe vera gel, it is one of the best and safest remedies you could try on your pet. It has so many benefits other than reducing hair fall.
Aloe Vera Gel removes the dead cells from your dog’s skin and helps the hair cells rejuvenate. It gives the nutrients topically so you must apply it topically.
If you see your dog itching his scalp multiple times, you should know he either has an allergy or an infection. Simply massage his skin with some mild or fresh Aloe Vera Oil and see the magic.
6. Coconut Oil
Coconut Oil is used by humans to reduce hair fall as well. It can definitely work for your pet dog because it contains lauric acid that reduces dry, itchy, flaky or oily scalp and helps to restore a healthy pH.
Studies have shown how coconut oil even kills yeast infections and prevents your dog from being itchy all the time. So, massage your dog with coconut oil at least once a day for a month to observe better effects.
7. CBD Oil
CBD Oil is said to contain a good amount of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. Since your pet may not be able to absorb these fatty acids from normal foods, it is important to introduce these through CBD Oil.
CBD Oil is extracted from the potent and rare hemp plants, especially for their Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids.
You can mix a little bit of this oil in your pet’s food to ensure it gives your pet a lot of nutrients. It reduces allergies and improves the texture of your dog’s skin. It fights inflammation, redness and hair loss in dogs.
8. Warm Bath + Scrub
Our dogs do not love bathing, especially scrubbing. As you know, dogs may love or hate getting in the bath. This can give rise to a lot of skin problems.
Ensuring your dog baths regularly with warm water and you scrub him with a mild, medicated scrub and wash is important.
You may also apply some coconut oil or lotion after the bath to lock and seal the moisture on its skin. This prevents hair fall too.
9. Tea Tree Oil
You never know what infects your dogs, it could be flea, ticks, allergies or anything else. You need an all-rounder when you don’t know the real cause of hair loss but it looks like the dog’s skin is troubled.
Tea Tree Oil definitely works in such cases as it is loaded with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antimicrobial properties.
You should not mix tea tree oil in your dog’s food. Rather, mix tea tree oil with a carrier oil such as coconut or olive and apply on the affected areas.
Or, you can mix tea tree oil in a cup of water and gently apply it to your dog’s skin. Start with a small quantity as tea tree oil may be harsh on some dogs.
10. Atlas Cedarwood Essential Oil
Atlas Cedarwood Essential Oil is the best if your dog has been infected or is suffering from an allergy. It should always be mixed with a carrier oil before application.
Make sure you try the application on one patch of skin at a time to observe if the oil suits your dog’s skin. Some dogs may have adverse effects from it.
The oil works as a flea or pest repellent is an antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. It is one of the oldest remedies for dog hair fall.
Hair fall in dogs has become a common problem due to pollution or inadequate intake of good foods.
Make sure you feed good things to your doggo all the time! Try these home remedies and if they don’t work, please visit a vet to check the root cause of hair fall.
https://www.holistapet.com/dog-hair-loss-home-remedies-simple-guide/ https://animals.mom.com/home-remedies-for-loss-of-hair-in-dogs-12224125.html https://www.askariel.com/Dog-Losing-Hair-s/1936.htm https://www.top10homeremedies.com/pets/home-remedies-for-hair-loss-in-dogs.html https://miraclevet.com/blogs/news/7-home-remedies-for-dog-hair-loss https://lollyjane.com/dog-shedding-home-remedies/ https://petsfans.com/effecive-home-remedies-for-dog-hair-loss-and-itching/ https://cbddoghealth.com/how-do-you-naturally-treat-alopecia-in-cats-and-dogs/