My 8 mo. old mixed breed (lab/shepherd) has developed heavy ear wax and is constantly scratching it, I regularly clean them with wipes and put some anti-itch ointment for dogs on it and that has helped, but then he started to lose quarter-half dollar sized patches of hair along his spine. The skin where the hair was lost looks sort of chaffed and a bit red. He also has bites in his arm pits and on his legs. I use heartguard and top spot on him, and a friend said it may be allergies, and his lab has the same problem and his vet said give the dog regular human Benadryl. Any suggestions or idea what may be causing this problem?
Your pet needs to be seen by a vet. As much as you want to avoid a vet visit, you shouldn't. Your pet needs a physical exam. vetcare