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tell us what you feed -- skin looks dry -- is he getting some form of essential fatty acids.

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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 10:43 AM
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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.
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tell us what you feed -- skin looks dry -- is he getting some form of essential fatty acids.
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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.
No he hasn't had any RECENt vaccines since he already has all of which he needed.
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UPDATE: Saw the vet today I forgot the term he used of what Maximus had (was fancy lol) but it was some sort of skin allergy infection alright he said it could have been caused by fleas or ticks, but we couldn't find a single one on him. He prescribed him to take 2 capsules a day of Cephalexin 500mg and to bathe him twice a week with a shampoo they recommended called Chlorhex 2x 4% so he wants to see him in another 2 weeks. Let's see how it goes!!

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