Join Date: May 2011
Location: Northern California
Beautiful dog! I don't know why dogs get "hot spots" in that area, but I just saw one in my grooming shop--the dog was in fairly good shape except for one hot spot in the middle of his back. It was itchy and scabbed over, but was in a spot where he couldn't easily reach to scratch it. Kind of a mystery. I gave him a medicated bath and most of the scab came off, the skin underneath was already healing.
Did your dog have a vaccine recently? Sometimes I see vaccine reactions where the dog will lose a small amount of fur right over the withers and have a little bald spot. Never seen it scab over, though.