My dog licks certain parts of his hip area until the hair is off and the skin is exposed and red. Would this be fleas or some kind of skin condition. He does it in the same place each time. And sometimes it's on both hips. I use hot spot medication on the places and the hair grows back, but in about a month it happens again. What should I do? My dog is 14 years old.
This could be an allergy or skin problem but it is also possible that your pet is uncomfortable in the hip area so he licks it ( arthritis). Talk to your vet about it. Maybe anti-inflammatories will help. vetcare