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Oh, poor Remington. That area looks like it is turning into an icky hot spot. My childhood poodle cross used to get them on his tail. They could be really difficult to treat, especially if the vet was like ours and not inclined to take them seriously.

What used to happen is that something - a bug bite, allergies, whatever - would irritate the skin. Then our dog would lick the spot, because it itched. He would lick it so much that all the hair came off. Now he had a bald spot that felt really weird, because it had little spiky hair stubs tickling him. So he's lick it some more until the top layer of skin came off. Yeast and bacteria would get in and cause an infection. Now he had an oozing weeping spot that still itched. He would lick some more, spreading the infection. This cycle repeated a few times over the years until he finally destroyed the hair follicles and ended up with a permanent bald spot on his tail.

Our original vet would just prescribe steroid cream and an Elizabethan collar to keep our dog from licking the wound. Eventually we switched another vet, who prescribed antibiotics and an antifungal.
 
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