There is no irritation and the skin is normal.
Histopathology of skin biopsies reveals that the hair follicles are in the telogen stage.
Alternative treatments that work in some cases include sex hormones (often in combination) including testosterone, progesterone, medroxyprogesterone acetate, oestradiol, diethylstilboestarol.
Relapses are common off treatment, and these drugs may result in side-effects which are worse than the underlying problem of thinning of the hair coat.
Long term problems
Updated January 2016