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Hair loss treatment for pugs

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Hair loss treatment for pugs

Post  Pugsavers on 1/6/2014, 2:06 pm

One of my friends was sharing that her pug was losing hair and her skin was turning black. She had already changed her diet, added efa caps and did blood work and everything came out fine. Her vet put her on Melatonin and low and behold, the fur is coming back. I had never heard of this treatment and wanted to share with others who may not know. It seems to be a low side-effect treatment.

http://franklintnvet.com/melatonin-therapy-for-canine-alopecia/
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Post  LisaIzzyAggy on 1/6/2014, 2:31 pm

Interesting, I had never heard of that either.
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Post  pugmom on 1/9/2014, 1:13 pm

Something that I too had never heard of.  I wonder what the dosage is.   Melatonin is what I take to help me sleep!  I cut a 1mg tablet in half and that is enough to help me.
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Post  Pugsavers on 1/13/2014, 3:31 pm

She is giving her 3 mg twice a day for 90 days. She is a pretty small pug too. (16 lbs or so). But the before and after pics after just a few weeks is amazing!
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Post  Rebecca and the Pugs on 1/13/2014, 7:37 pm

I would love to see the pictures.
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Fur regrowth photo

Post  kdnass on 1/14/2014, 3:10 pm

It's my pug, Sora, who was suffering fur loss - bald, pink chest & underside, loss at base of tail, fur looked "dirty" and skin looked darker in places.  After months of trying to figure it out (and make sure it wasn't anything serious), the melatonin worked!  She's still got a little way to go, but her fur is thicker, softer, beautiful apricot, and mostly grown back.  She's 14 lbs and takes 3mg twice a day - for 90 days.  Pic on left is from October 2013, and right is from Sunday.  


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Post  Rebecca and the Pugs on 1/14/2014, 8:14 pm

She looks great!
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Post  TNPUGMOMOF3 on 1/15/2014, 2:47 pm

Interesting. I have a black female who's fur has always been thin. I wonder if this would help her? I will read up on it! She looks great!
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Post  Pugsaunt on 1/15/2014, 8:13 pm

Wow, she looks great!
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Post  pugmom on 1/16/2014, 1:46 pm

What a remarkable change.  I agree she looks great.  So happy that e melatonin I working for your baby.  pug2
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Post  PugLady3 on 1/20/2014, 10:48 am

She is a cutie pie! Glad to hear that the melatonin is helping!  pug2
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Post  rachi on 2/3/2014, 11:16 pm

I love this site, what a wonderful/weird thing.  Whatever it did-it worked so you can't argue with success.  Fantastic!
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Post  LisaIzzyAggy on 2/4/2014, 8:16 am

WOW, what a difference. She looks great.
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Post  Milosmom on 2/6/2014, 12:43 pm

Who'd have thought it. 
 However , whatever it was in it that worked , it done a remarkable job.
She is adorable and looks fabulous.
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