What Causes Hair To Fall Out On Outer Edges Of My Dogs Ears?


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There are various reasons why your dog might be losing hair on the outer edges of his ears including:
  • Disease
  • Genetics
  • Bugs

Your dog might be suffering from fleas. If they are feeling itchy due to fleas or another type of bug it can create the need to scratch. Too much scratching from bugs will lead to hair loss.
Disease can include many different things such as alopecia which is a common dog disorder for hair loss. It is when the endocrine system, lymphatic system, or immune system is compromised. In other words, your dog may be showing the beginning signs of the alopecia hair loss problem. It can cause the hair to fall out in more than just the ear area.
Disease can also be related to other skin diseases. For example, if your dog has a skin disease such as dry skin it may be affecting them more towards the ear. This means they would scratch more in that area. Watch your dog closely to see if they tend to scratch near their ears. If they do you may want to seek a vet so that you can end this issue by getting proper care for your pet.
Genetics can lead to hair loss disorders. For example, thyroid problems in dogs do exist and this could cause hair loss in patches.

If you have any concerns about the health of any of your pets, the best course to take is always to visit a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible.

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