Lilabet is a 3-year old female spayed dachshund who presented to the dermatology department in September due to alopecia (hair loss) at the base of her ears that had started a few weeks earlier. Based on the presentation, Dr. Hansen was worried about possible hormonal reasons for the alopecia like hypothyroidism, but also a condition known as Alopecia X. We performed bloodwork including a thyroid test and when the bloodwork all returned with normal values we discussed doing a skin biopsy with her owner to confirm our suspicion for Alopecia X. Since Alopecia X is purely cosmetic and we had ruled out other more concerning causes of the alopecia, the owner elected to just start treatment with a topical skin supplement (Douxo Seborrhea Spot-On) and melatonin to see if she improved. Most people know that melatonin induces sleep, but is also responsible for triggering your pet’s winter coat to grow in. It is produced in the brain by the pineal gland during times of decreasing light so by giving it to patients with Alopecia X, it can fake the body into growing hair. In Lilabet’s case it worked wonderfully and at our 2 month recheck her hair had grown in completely!