My chow chow gets a haricut every May and by August has raw spots that start at his back hip and extend around to his rectum. We just started giving him benadryl and putting iodine spray on his raw spots. Is there anything else that would stop him from scratching and let these raw spots heal? What type of alergy would cause this?
Hot spots are very common in the summer time. Many different things can cause it. Make sure your pet is free from fleas b/c this is one common reason for hot spots. It sounds like you are treating it well. Sometimes dogs need prednisone which is a steroid. This will stop the itching. I also use keflex which is an antibiotic. This helps with the skin infection. Good luck, vetcare