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Hi! Need your expertise please: I have a female toy poodle, 12 weeks old. She arrived here at 8 weeks old (she was 1 pound 6 oz) and went to the vet right away because I saw something strange on her poop. The vet told me she had Two parasites: tapeworms and coccidia. She went into treatment right away. The days after she became really ill with diarrea/vomiting. She disnt wanted to eat, play or even walk. She ended up at the animal hospital for 2 nights. After that she came back and got better. Little later after that i notiched she was shedding LOTS pf hair while combing and even just holding her (my clothes covered un fur). Now she has lost almost all her hair. She just finished her prednisone and antibiotics treatment because the vet said she had a skin/ear infection and seem like she had an allergic reaction. Now its a wait and see situation. Ehat can it be? Will it grow back? If it does; I hope it does not fall again.
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It's pretty common for hair to fall off due to prednisone, as it is a steroid. It's just much more noticeable on a Poodle, since they have that ever-growing hair. It'll grow back eventually, and will stay on so long as she doesn't take the medicine again. :) Glad to hear she's feeling better!
 

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It's pretty common for hair to fall off due to prednisone, as it is a steroid. It's just much more noticeable on a Poodle, since they have that ever-growing hair. It'll grow back eventually, and will stay on so long as she doesn't take the medicine again. :) Glad to hear she's feeling better!
Thanks!! But the prednisone was given after she had already lost the hair 😕😕😕 hope it grows back and she stays fluffy
 

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I would have thought prednisone, too. Was she on a steroid while hospitalised? I would talk to your vet, and ask what caused the skin infection, and whether that caused her hair loss - she may have a flea allergy that you will need to plan for (fleas are usually the source of canine tapeworms). As long as there is no scarring her coat should grow back - do keep us posted on how she does. She is very sweet, even when slightly denuded!
 

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Thank you so much, no she was not on any steroids. Yes I will keep you posted, hoping she'll grow out of this :(
 

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Poor girl. Is she feeling good now? Playing, sleeping, and eating well?

I'd probably ask for a full blood panel from my vet to be safe, and then really focus on feeding a nutritious diet and ensuring her health is supported with age-appropriate exercise, fresh air, and lots of love and cuddles. :)
 

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Prednisone is a steriod
Thank you so much, no she was not on any steroids. Yes I will keep you posted, hoping she'll grow out of this :(
Hopefully this will pass
 
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