My dog has HOT SPOTS on his back near his tail

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Many years ago I read about this treatment for hot spots on dogs. Quite some time afterwards I developed a external vaginal itch that I simply could not get rid of, even with the most expensive, strongest drug store over-the-counter ointment. These ointments only gave me relief for three or four days and then the terrible itch was back again. I really did not want to go to the doctor to get an even stronger medication.
Remembering your advice about the Listerine/baby oil mix, I decided to try it. Voila! Instant relief. Since that time, I have used this almost continuously (several years now). About twice a day, I will apply this mix, sometimes alternating the Listerine with cider vinegar lest I develop a resistance to Listerine). This has kept my itching under control completely. I only hesitate to spread the news to friends that I control my vaginal itch with dog medicine.
Some dogs will develop circular, red, painful sores called hot spots that can occur anywhere on the skin, but commonly are seen along the back and tail base.
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The vet just said that it was probably an allergy. The scratching is all over and even as such that she scratches her back against the underside edges of the pool table.
Nothing in her diet, routine or environment has changed.
Her fur coat is in perfect condition and, as said, there is no abnormal hair loss. I brush her about daily. As she never is smelly I bath her about once every two months during november-april. The rest of the year she swims with me in the sea after which I hose her with tap water, sometimes with a little shampoo. Her skin looks good; no dry spots, no red spots, nothing. And it is easy to check as she frequently lays on her back, same as your dog does on one of the photos.
The other two dogs around the house are my mother’s boxer and pointer, my mum lives next door, these two do not scratch more than normal. Oct 7, 2016 - Hot spots can appear anywhere on the dog's body, but the rump, tail, back, and flanks are common sites
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Photo provided by PexelsMay 10, 2016 - Hot spots can develop anywhere on a dog's body, but are most commonly found near the ears, back end, or back legs
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My yorkie/poodle 10 yr old dog starting getting hot spots about a year ago. It is destroying his life, his skin, his fur and I don't know what to do. I have tried used tea bags, still working on that. Maybe it takes time.

The vet used to give him cortisone injections but it barely worked at all and only for about 2 days. I don't know how my dog even sleeps, poor thing. I have always kept him healthy, he's strong, active, and on Frontline for fleas. At one time the frontline seemed to stop working so i took him off for a month, put him on Advantage, that didn't work well and now he's back on Frontline. But he still has a small case of fleas.

I think that is causing him to chew at his back and have red skin and lose hair. All of his life he was flealess. Now I can't seem to figure out what is going on. Here is the strange thing!! I know that fleas when dying may have a slight odor. But when I give him a bath and I have tried baby shampoo, oatmeal, and other shampoos, his skin starts to bother him. He whimpers so I just pour more water on him to comfort him. He loves to be warm... But I have noticed every time that the lather of soap has a very unpleasant bleach smell, almost that of gasoline.

As soon as he is bathed and brushed and pretty he goes back at his skin and looks like a dirty mangled up mess. He knots up his hair from excessive CHEWING.

Can somebody tell me what is going on?! This dog is my baby, and this time I don't have any way of helping him. I have a feeling that baths now hurt him. Sorry about the drawn out problem. Just thought all those details were important.

JulieHere is a list of proven natural remedies you can use to replace those conventional drugs … and these natural remedies are actually more effective as they won’t stress your dog’s immune system, making it less likely for those hotspots to come back.