- Pet forum for dogs cats and humans 


thinning hair

December 30th, 2006, 06:04 PM
Hi everyone!!! I'm Wayne from Foxtrap NL & I have a question.

I have an 8 year old terrier-poodle mix who is a diabetic requirng twice daily insulin injections. She was first diagnosed with diabetes in September & I have been religiously giving her the daily injections & monitoring her blood sugar levels.

Over the past three to four weeks I have noticed that her hair is gradually thinning. I suspect that it may be diabetes-related, however I'm not sure. Any takers?

December 30th, 2006, 06:44 PM
it maybe but it could also be hypothyroidism. ask your vet for a blood test to check for hypothyroidism it is not uncommon for older dogs to have both

December 31st, 2006, 02:34 PM
Hi Wayne and welcome to the forum. I agree with Michelle and would get a blood test done to check for hypothyroidism.