Q. Cockapoo itches to point of scabbing. Is there anything I can use to help him ? Have tried vets hot spot gel but doesn't work for long.Please suggest

A. You need to establish what is causing the problem to be able to treat it effectively. It could be external parasites, allergies, diet related, dermatitis. You need to see a dermatologist vet to get to the bottom of the problem and then you can treat appropriately.

Answered By

Was this helpful?

Related Questions

Related Articles

Choosing the Right Size Dog for Your Home

Too big, too small, or just right? Let petMD help you find the puppy that will be a perfect fit for your home. So you have decided to get a puppy, but you just are not sure which breed will best fit the size of your house (or...

Read More
My top 10 solutions for post-surgical complications in pets

You may not realize it, but pets have a post-surgical complication rate that’s far higher than for humans. And it makes sense if you think about it. After all, pets are NOT likely to slow down and take it easy after surgery unless we...

Read More

DISCLAIMER: The answers in Ask petMD are meant to provide entertainment and education. They should not take the place of a vet visit. Please see our Terms and Conditions.

IMPORTANT: The opinions expressed in Ask petMD content area are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training.

Our Ask petMD experts include veterinarians, vet techs, veterinary students, pet trainers, pet behaviorists and pet nutritionists. These opinions do not represent the opinions of petMD.

User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a petMD veterinarian or any member of the petMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, timeliness, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions.

petMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment. Do not consider petMD user-generated content as medical advice.

Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your veterinarian or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on petMD.

Continue Reading