I just got two dogs from a rescue both are great dogs. One has what they called "hot spots" he seems to be "itchy" on his back end he will always back up to you so you will scratch him and then he will rub against the furniture to scratch himself. His skin is clear and clean no red spots or signs of irritation. The vet thinks its allergies and he is on a medication but still seems to be itchy. Has anyone had this problem with their dog and what did you do to get rid of it or at least provide the dog with some relief? He isn't bothered by it ALL the time but when you do rub him he goes crazy trying to keep itching the spot but he will lay down and be fine as though it doesn't bother him at all at other time???Answer Question
Answer by WhiteTigerLily at 4:03 PM on Apr. 15, 2011
Answer by cassey.e at 4:04 PM on Apr. 15, 2011
Id look at his food first. Low grade ingredients like corn and byproducts often cause allergy reactions. Try switching to a better food. Try going to www.dogfoodanalysis.com and look at the 3 star or above foods. They have better ingredients and you'll see a marked improvement in his coat within just a few weeks. My dog has an allergy to corn. If she's on supermarket brand food her butt always breaks out and she'll start chewing everywhere.
Answer by SalemWitchChild at 4:04 PM on Apr. 15, 2011
Answer by CollinBayleeMom at 8:00 PM on Apr. 15, 2011
What breed is your dogs? If they are double coated dogs then no it is not a wise choice to shave. Shaving will actually make them hotter. Please see this site about why you should not shave a double coated dog.
Answer by SalemWitchChild at 8:43 PM on Apr. 15, 2011
Answer by SalemWitchChild at 8:48 PM on Apr. 15, 2011
Answer by KyliesMom5 at 8:56 AM on Apr. 16, 2011
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