Seasonal Alopecia – The Shedding Cycle

Melatonin helps with Regrowth of Hair

Hair and coats in humans and animals grows in three phases:

  1. Anagen Phase – The cells in the bulb produce the hair shaft. Hair develops from the follicle during this phase and continues to grow. The rate of growth and the length of the hair depends on numerous factors, which include genetics.
  2. Catagen Phase – A shorter transitional period in which growth ceases, and hair follicles begin to shrink.
  3. Telogen Phase – In the final stage, growth has stopped, and the hair no longer connects to a blood supply. It remains in the follicle until forced out by a new hair in the anagen phase of growth.

In people, these three phases occur concurrently among different hairs. You’ll lose about 100 hairs from your head every day, but many more are growing at the same time. That’s why you have no shedding season, but your animals do.

If your animals are beginning to look a little scruffy and start losing hair instead of growing a beautiful winter coat, the reason may be a case of seasonal alopecia.

This condition may occur when the pineal gland fails to regulate the production of melatonin with the changes in daylight (changes in seasons, also referred to as “photoperiods). When the pineal gland produces more or less melatonin, it influences hair growth.

Some animals vary from the usual pattern, growing hair at regular times but soon losing it over some areas of the body.

Consult with a veterinarian about any animal experiencing unusual hair loss. If the hair loss results from some form of dermatitis, it is not seasonal alopecia, and diagnostic tests may be necessary to determine a definitive diagnosis so that they may receive appropriate treatment.

If your animal’s hair loss is from seasonal alopecia, MELAWIN Melatonin Implants offers a viable solution using a high-quality, product that has served countless pet, show, and farm livestock owners for years.

Learn more about MELAWIN Melatonin Implants to help regrowth of hair. Our melatonin products are made in the U.S.A. and can be purchased online with free shipping within the U.S. Some restrictions may apply.