Alopecia X Questions

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  1. Michi

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    Alopecia X

    Hello everyone, my dog is diagnosed with alopecia X and so far I have paid $$$$ of money to all sorts of dermatologists and still I haven’t seen any results. I was wondering if any of pom parents here have ever dealt with this problem! I need an advice please, seeing my fur baby going through this and losing all his beautiful fur is heartbreaking

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  3. CaroleC

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    Toedtoes likes this.
    Not a Pom owner but how sad, the coat is such a big feature of the breed isn't it?
    I suspect that you have researched the condition quite well and will already know that it is thought to be caused by a faulty gene. I can see that you are already giving him skincare, and I imagine that you will have fluffy coats that he can wear for appearance and protection at exercise. I do hope that a cure will come, but I wouldn't pin my hopes on it being very soon. Have you spoken to anyone from The American Pomeranian Club? Https://ampomclub.org There does appear to be fundraising for research underway. I would speak to either the Secretary or the Health Co-ordinator, they are likely to know the current stage of progress.
    I don't want to come over as dismissive but the little man inside the hair is still the same character and he won't be loving you any less. Good luck.
    Edit: Have you read this article? It is quite technical but might help.
    Journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=1
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    This file seems locked but you can access it by Googling, What's Causing Alopecia in Pomeranians? The link is in an article in DVM360.
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    Skin conditions are very very very difficult to correct. My akita had skin issues and all I could realistically do was keep him clean and bathed and protect him from the weather. As @CaroleC says, he was still the same loving boy inside.

    I second the advice to contact American Pomeranian Club.
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    Thanks Toed. I never have mastered how to share secure links - just typing them out doesn't seem to work.
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    No problem. You have to type the http:// (or https://) at the front to make it an actual link if there isn't a www. at the front.

    So for the journal link, it has to have the https:// included to be a link.
    For the dvm360, it just needs the www.
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    OK thanks. I thought that might be the case but wasn't sure. I need to change my Gmail password too - I had better start a new thread!
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    Hello - The only products I have found that works is the Dermagic range…My Pom now has full hair! It took a little time but the products are natural and I saw results after a week or two. :0)

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