Well sheesh! I don't know if it's her coat or what, but I have NEVER had issues with hotspots with my stock coats! Gianna had a pretty yucky hotspot on her rump a few weeks back. Took her to the vet, shaved it, antibiotics, and some sort of steroid injection. Healed up nicely, though it was not a cheap visit! I was recommended to use the brown Listerine and Gold Bond...so when she got 2 small ones on her chest...I began that treatment there. It is almost healed up but now she has another one on her rump (other side). The treatments are working and I have not seen her licking or messing with them. BUT is there ANYTHING I can do to decrease their occurances? Her undercoat is incredibly thick, and I do brush her....she likes to "attack" the brush so its a chore and maybe I need to get some help so I can thoroughly get her rear end britches with the undercoat rake to thin it out some. Would that help? Supplements? She is primarily RAW fed, and I do some supplements already? Please tell me this isn't going to be a lifelong battle!