Canine Fur Falling Out

by Lynne Kanoff
(Scottsdale, AZ)

Reader Question: Can My Geographic Location Cause My Dog's Hair To Fall Out?

My 7 year old golden retriever’s fur falls out in clumps. We live in Arizona could that be the reason?

Veterinarian Answers Reader's Question Regarding Reasons For Dog Hair Loss


I don’t think living in Arizona is the cause behind your dog’s hair loss, but it is possible that he or she could be allergic to something that is found in that area and/or has picked up an infection or parasite infestation from the local environment.

The list of potential causes for your dog’s symptoms is very long. Your best bet is to bring him or her in to see a veterinarian before the problem gets worse.

Good luck,

Jennifer Coates, DVM

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