Our 3 year old neutered Papillon has 3 problems. Halitosis (we’re working on that one), allergy (also working hard on that one), and hair loss. He has been losing hair for a couple of years but the past month has been a record-setter. He even loses hair directly after his weekly bath…it’s evidenced by watching him ‘shake’ occasionally and I can actually see the fur fly off him.
He’s been raw-fed for over a year with frozen beef/chicken mixtures and additives like Omega 3, Olive Oil, Diatomaceous Earth, apples, carrots, and some grain-free EVO Ancestral Diet all chopped up and mixed together for his once-a-day evening meal. Every other day he also gets a raw chicken wing at mid morning. Other than a few grain-free snacks during the day, that’s his total intake…except for water. He also gets a 1/4 pill of Temaril-p morning and evening for his allergy…which is only moderately effective.
His weekly bath is with some hypo-allergenic shampoo with Vitamin E, Aloe Vera and Jojoba Oil. Poor guy, he just throws fur everywhere…but he doesn’t look like he’s losing it…Papillon’s have lotsa fur!
I don’t know what else we can do for him to stop this excessive hair loss and I sure hope someone will have some new ideas for us to try.