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Adrenal Sex Hormone Imbalance

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This 3-year-old Pomeranian suffered symmetrical hair loss that had gotten progressively worse for 6 months.  The hair was thin on most of the body, sparing only the face and paws.  Most of the darker-colored guard-hairs were gone, leaving a dry, fuzzy undercoat and only a few wisps of hair on the tail.  Hypothyroidism and Cushings disease are common causes of symmetrical hair loss, but were ruled-out with routine laboratory tests.  More extensive hormonal testing showed that this neutered-male dog was producing excessive progesterones when his adrenal glands were stimulated.  Treatment with Lysodren, which suppresses adrenal gland function, allowed normal hair growth to occur.  Now this Pomeranian boasts a magnificent ruff and tail!


Animal Dermatology Specialists
1180 Muir Road, Martinez, CA 94553
3436 Camino Tassajara, Danville, CA 94506
tel 925.938.3031 ~ fax 925.372.6919
tel 925.743.8365 ~ fax 925.736.9077

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