Hair Loss

Hair loss in dogs can be caused by many diseases and conditions. Some of these may be considered normal, others can indicate a serious disease is present.
Some of the causes of hair loss in dogs are:

  • Allergic & Irritant Contact Dermatitiscaused by an allergic reaction following exposure to drugs applied to the skin. This is usually noticed by red skin and small bumps or blisters on the areas of skin that are sparsely haired.
  • Allergic reaction  to something the dog inhales such as mold and pollen
  • Bacterial infection
  • Pressure soresseen in all breeds. These can be seen as thickened, hairless raised areas over bony pressure points such as the elbow
  • Hormonal diseasedue to the secretion of excess homones eg Cushing's disease, and hypothyroidism.
  • Demodectic Mangedue to infection with the Demodex mite. This is very common when the immune system is deficient.
  • Sarcoptic Mangedue to infection with Sarcoptes mite
  • Allergic reactionto something in the diet, ususally manifested by licking of feet, inflamed ears, itching, redness and hair loss
  • Lice infection
  • Ringworm infection
  • Vitamin A Responsive Dermatosis.This may not be due to an actual deficiency of Vitamin A, but does respond to increased levels of Vitamin A in the diet; more common in Cocker Spaniels
  • Zinc Responsive Dermatosis. Three types: I in Huskies and Malamutes; II in rapidly growing puppies of large breeds; III in English Bull Terriers.

At PetsMart, we have wonderful products that will help ensure that your pet’s coats are always at its best.
Our NutroPetPlan Dog food is fortified with High-quality Salmon Oil.
Salmon Oil: Salmon oil will give your dog a healthy skin and a shiny coat. Salmon oil strengthens the immune systems, increases fertility and reduces the risk of heart disease. Salmon oil is great for working dogs, puppies and gundogs.
Salmon Oil helps lower blood Cholesterol. Salmon oil contains omega 3 fatty acids - an excellent source to boost up HDL (the Good cholesterol) in blood . Omega 3 fatty acids in salmon oil, is a type of polyunsaturated fatty acids which can only be supplied by food sources.
A study chaired by Gary J. Nelson, Ph.D., of the U.S. Dept of Agriculture's Western Human Nutrition Research Center in San Francisco, showed that HDL increased by 10% by just eating 20 days of a high salmon diet! American Heart Association indeed updated its guidelines in 2002 to recommend the consumption of fish oil supplements such as salmon oil to certain groups of patients with heart disease such as those needing to lower triglycerides.
Vitamin 2000
A revolutionary vitamin supplement for all dogs. This totally natural product combines the very  latest nutritional developments to ensure your dog develops and maintains peak condition.
Vitamin 2000 provides essential nutrients in the correct combinations, vital for muscle structure, growth rate, skin and coat condition, stress, and faeces eating. Vitamin 2000 added daily to the dogs regular food can ensure that the dog is receiving the full daily nutrient requirement essential for health.

  • Vitamin 2000 Provides 27 essential vitamins and nutrients in the correct combinations,
  • Skin and coat condition- Optimum levels of condition-enhancing micro nutrients are included for their ability to provide healthy skin and a superb glossy coat.
  • Muscle Structure- Important amino acids associated with the repair and maintenance of body muscle and tissue are readily assimilated and produce superb suppleness and muscle structure in active dogs.
  • Growth rate and bone strength- Beneficial trace elements and vitamins associated with growth rate and bone strength are utilised more readily by puppies and young, growing dogs, promoting a sound bone structure and healthy growth.
  • Faeces eating- This anti social habit is usually due to the absence of certain minerals  from the diet, use of VITAMIN 2000 ensures that these minerals are available.

IN Diet Supplement for Dogs
IN®Diet Supplement is a breakthrough formula rich in Lecithin, which is unlike any other multi-vitamin/mineral supplement that you could give your dog or cat. IN® is in a nugget form and is given as a treat or a reward. This special formula is easily digestible and absorbed, so the pet gets all the nourishment without the digestive disturbance other supplements can cause.

  • Growth of new healthy hair
  • Stress and disease resistance
  • Coat maintenance
  • Bone strengthening
  • Nutritional balance
  • Muscle tone

IN®Eliminates & Prevents:

  • Bare spots and dry skin
  • Itching and scratching
  • Excessive shedding
  • Summer eczema
  • Nervousness and lethargy