Glad I have found this forum since I need an advice regarding hot spots. My boy is almost 9 years old and he always had hot spots (rear), once or twice a year, however this year (2013) he has one hot spot after another e.g. one hot spot healed another starts. Here are current pictures:
Hot spot on the right side is healed already but on the left side is new. So me and my vet decided to go with 4 weeks of antibiotics to see if we can stop hot spots but it doesn't seem working. I'm feeding him Orijen Six Fish for 7 years already, BTW.
I will be glad to hear any ideas how to prevent hot spots since I feel that I'm chasing the tail. Thank you in advance.
Thank you guys but I read previous threads and it looks that everybody is discussing how to treat hot spots when they occurred while I'm more interested in hearing opinions about possible root causes and how to treat them. Maybe someone had similar experience and, for example, change in diet solved the issue, or something similar... I have my recipe hot to treat hot spots and it works not bad but it does not prevent from new hot spots