Treatment for BSD
There are a couple of treatments that work to some
extent for some
1) While it is not completely guaranteed to work, it is suggested by veterinarians to have a Pomeranian spayed or neutered if they are diagnosed with BSD. There are some studies that have linked this condition to a sex hormone imbalance however this is still being studied.
2) Another possible help is melatonin. This does not often work or fully, but it cannot hurt and it sometimes helps. It is oral melatonin that is used for this.
Melatonin can be obtained in 3 mg tablets at most health food stores or vitamin retail outlets. The proper dosage of melatonin for Pomeranian hair loss is 1 mg per day. Since most tablets come in a 3 mg size, you will want to obtain a pill cutter for proper dosing.
Approximately 30% of dogs will show some response within 12 weeks. Therefore, one gives the medication for at least 3 months to see if it is helping. If fur regrowth occurs, one continues the medication until hair growth seems to have plateaued. After maximal hair regrowth has been achieved, the dose is gradually tapered down to a weekly dose over several months. Some dogs can ultimately discontinue medication though one should know that if one discontinues the medication and the fur falls out again the condition may not be melatonin responsive a second time.
Since melatonin is technically a nutritional supplement, rather than a prescription medication, the FDA does not insist on the same quality control it does for drugs. There may be tremendous differences in the amount of melatonin contained in pills between brands. At the present time a specific brand has not been recommended by any studies that have been done.
Treatment that has fully worked for some Pomeranians:
Please note that even though some Pom owners have found great success with these products, results will vary with each dog. With that said, you'll be amazed with this before and after photos of a Pomeranian that began losing her hair around the age of 3 years old and after extensive testing was diagnosed with Alopecia X (unknown fur loss). This may have been BSD, as there was black skin that slowly sloughed off, exposing pink skin underneath. Have a look at these before and after photos showing the results of treatment after a period of 3 months: