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What are the Symptoms of Black Skin Disease or Alopecia X In My Dog?

What are the Symptoms of Black Skin Disease or Alopecia X In My Dog?

It can be very distressing to watch your dog suffer from Black Skin Disease.

Your dog will likely lose hair, get black spots or whole patches of black skin, might lose energy and their mood might be down.

Black Skin Disease or Alopecia X is a skin condition, which will leave your dog with hair loss and often black skin or spots on their back, legs or tummy. It is understood to be triggered by a hormone imbalance.

The Early Signs and Symptoms of Black Skin Disease are:

  • Gradual loss of hair’s colour and lushness
  • Gradual and symmetrical loss of the guard hairs
  • Increasingly cottony undercoat that is dry
  • Symmetrical baldness, hair loss typically but not always starts on the rear end and may extend to the back, sides and neck
  • Hyper-pigmentation (darkening) of the skin
  • Generally, but not in every case, your dog will otherwise be in good health, with normal apdogite and energy levels

You need to get your dog quickly on a treatment plan. Visit your vet for a confirmed diagnosis.

Your vet might do a skin test to rule out Cushings, allergies or similar. 

Look to purchase a cream or lotion. You might need to put this lotion on for many months, so look for an organic brand so your dog won’t have side effects. The brand Dermagic is the most popular choice, developed by a lady who had a dog with Black Skin Disease.

Read more about Alopecia X / Black Skin Disease Causes, Prevention and How to Help at Home https://zoomadog.co.uk/collections/black-skin-alopecia 

Find Treatment Creams and Lotions for Alopecia X / Black Skin Disease (Dermagic)  here https://zoomadog.co.uk/collections/dermagic 

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