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Is the dog licking, scratching or biting the hair out?
Is the dog on any flea medication?
Does the dog have any allergies?
thank you for that information,. The number one cause for biting the area near the tail and up the back is a flea allergy,.
This means all a flea needs to do is bite and hop off as the dog is allergic to the flea saliva
I would get an Elizabethan cone or a comfy cone and use that so that the dog cannot chew the area. clean the area daily and apply a triple antibiotic ointment so that the skin heals. Try some benadryl to help ease the allergen.
I will direct you to a site on dosing http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/diphenhydramine-benadryl
I would also get some flea spot on medication or a sersto collar so no other fleas will jump on him or they will die if they do.
A flea allergy will have the dog chew for a month and it can take that long to heal. In some cases from the chewing the dog gives itself a bacterial infection so that is why I want you to wash it and apply that ointment to kill bacteria.
There are infections such as bacterial, yeast and fungal that a dog can get on the skin but to determine this a skin scraping has to be done by your vet as each requires a different medication.
You are very welcome. I hope all is better soon for Franklyn!