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How to Make Dog Hair Grow Back Faster (5 Proven Methods)

If you want to learn some proven methods behind swift dog hair growth, continue reading for some expert tips and tricks.

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Why Does Dog Hair Fall Out?

There are many culprits behind doggy baldness. Before you can effectively address the problem, you’ll need to know the cause of your dog’s hair loss. You should also make a vet appointment if you believe the hair loss is caused by a medical condition.

Some serious health-related hair loss causes include:

  • The fungal infection known as ringworm
  • Mange
  • Bacterial infection
  • Cushing’s disease, which is a hormonal imbalance
  • Hypothyroidism

There are other non-medical causes of dog hair loss that you can treat at home. These include:

  • Ticks and fleas: A flea infestation can cause a severe allergic reaction, resulting in hair loss.
  • Allergies: Dogs can suffer from food and environmental allergies. If your dog is allergic to food and starts losing his hair, slowly transition him to anti-allergenic dog food.
  • Stress: Anxiety and stress can trigger hair loss in dogs. Some common causes of canine stress are loud noises, a disruption of their daily routine, new household pets or guests, and unfamiliar places.
  • Pressure sores: Also called bedsores, these small sores are localized injuries that occur in places where a dog’s body is in constant contact with a hard surface.

5 Proven Methods for Dog Hair Growth

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After you determine the cause of your pet’s hair loss, you can begin to resolve it. If it’s not caused by a serious health problem, you can easily encourage hair growth at home. Here are five quick dog hair growth methods.

1. Lemon Juice

The citric acid found in lemon juice has amazing antibacterial properties. This can fight bacterial infection in your dog’s fur. By getting rid of the bacteria, you can help your dog’s hair to regrow.

Add a small amount of lemon juice to a wet sponge and wipe it all over your dog. Allow it to sit for a few minutes while you supervise your pet to ensure he doesn’t lick himself. Thoroughly wash the lemon juice from your pet’s hair.

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2. Aloe Vera

Aloe can alleviate the itching caused by fleas or food allergies. A dog’s obsessive scratching due to severe itching will lead to hair loss.

After you address the flea infestation or allergic reactions, apply a dab of aloe to your pet’s itchy areas to soothe his skin. The natural enzymes in the aloe will also remove dead skin cells, encouraging hair growth.

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3. Health Supplements

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A dog that is healthy on the inside will radiate beauty on the outside. Keep your dog healthy by feeding him a balanced diet that is rich in protein and essential vitamins and nutrients. Ask your vet if you should add supplements to your pet’s regular diet. Omega-3 and omega-6 supplements can relieve skin irritation and quicken the hair growing process.

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4. Apple Cider Vinegar

The acetic acids in apple cider vinegar can kill fungus and bacteria while boosting your dog’s immune system. Combine equal parts vinegar with equal parts water and apply the mixture to the affected areas. You can also add a small drop of apple cider vinegar to your pet’s water.

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5. Essential Oils

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Dog-friendly essential oils can soothe itchy skin and promote hair growth. Dilute them in water and apply only a drop or two to itchy or irritated areas.

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Conclusion

It’s always smart to schedule a vet appointment to get to the bottom of your dog’s hair loss. If you can safely treat the issue at home, there are a number of ways to grow your dog’s beautiful fur back.

From lemon juice and apple cider vinegar to essential oils and health supplements, you can use these five methods to safely and naturally encourage fast dog hair growth.

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