Color Dilution Alopecia Is A Genetic Condition That Strikes Dogs With Dilute Fur Colors

Color dilution alopecia (CDA) is a genetic condition that strikes dogs with dilute fur colors. The most commonly affected dogs are Blue Dobermans. Any breed can develop CDA. CDA is inherited from inherited hair loss. It affects dogs that have a dilute coat color. The two most common dilute coats in Doberman are Blue (silvery or bluish-gray) and fawn (soft brown). Dilute-colored dogs with CDA may develop symptoms as young as 6 months old. Recessive genes that disrupt the way melanin distributes in the hair shafts of dogs with color dilution are the cause of CDA . They are not curable, but they can be managed. Treatment involves supplements and topical therapies to improve skin and coat health. Skin infections may occur repeatedly in dogs affected by CDA if preventive measures are not taken. Your dog can lead a normal, healthy, and happy life with this genetic condition. The only prevention is to refrain from breeding dogs that carry the recessive gene. . . .

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