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Top 5 Signs of a Sick Jack Russell

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The Jack Russell's coat is one of its defining characteristics. Whether smooth-coated, rough or broken-coated (mix of smooth and rough), JRTs are known for their signature white, red, and brown coats. A change in your Jack Russell's normally shiny and thick coat may be a sign that he is experiencing a health issue.

If you notice that your dog is shedding more than usual, experiencing hair loss, or itchiness on the skin, this could mean a problem with food allergies, fleas, ticks, mange, or ear mites. Hair loss might also indicate endocrine problems, fungal, yeast or staph infections, or Cushing's syndrome, a condition caused by excessive exposure to cortisol and other steroids that may indicate tumor growth on the pituitary or adrenal glands.

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