My Dog Has Patches Of Skin And Fur Peeling On His Back And Legs. What Is It? Possible Stress Related? My Mother Yells A Lot

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Stress is not a common cause of hair loss in dogs.  This can lead to anxiety related over grooming behavior.  Medical causes need to be ruled out.  These include allergies, mites, fleas, ringworm, and endocrine problems.  Often these ares can become secondarily infected with yeast or bacteria--these infections need to be cleared before hair will grow back.  It would be best to have your dog examined by a veterinarian for appropriate testing and treatment.
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It could be stress related; however, it is probably more a dietary factor. We have two Shar Pei's (the wrinkle dogs). They have a tendency to have a lot of skin ailments. We use Fish Oil for dogs, which we purchase at the health food store. We have found this to help tremendously when our dogs get "hot spots". Also, we add one Tablespoon of dry Brewer's Yeast to their food each day. This helps to keep their coat shiny and soft.

Obviously, you'll want to check with your Vet to ensure your dog isn't suffering from nutritional deficiencies which can lead to serious illness.

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