I love this pic!! he looks so comfy..
I have been having a problem with Zeus and hot spots around his tail.. I know that diet can cause this but he is fed a very GOOD diet. As well as daily vitamins. Can the change in season cause him problems with his skin???
We have started him on Brewer's yeast and spray to help with the hot spots but I can not seem to get them gone... I feel bad for him and don't like to see him like this!! Is there anything else i can do???
thank you soooo much...
Zeus certainly looks comfy doesn't he, Rotties are such lazy dogs sometimes!
Hot spots are something that many Rottweilers suffer from due to their susceptibility to canine allergies of one sort or another. Flea bites are a big culprit here and so are dog food ingredient allergies.
A dog food doesn't have to be 'bad' to cause a sensitivity or reaction, even premium foods can cause trouble if your dog is sensitive to a particular ingredient or ingredients. If you're certain that Zeus doesn't have any fleas then I'd recommend changing his diet and getting him onto a Hypoallergenic Dog Food and see if that helps.
Meantime, cortisone sprays can certainly help reduce the inflammation and itching and there are a number of natural supplements/treatments that can be helpful too. You'll find more info and a selection of some of the best options on these webpages Dog Allergy Treatment and Canine Skin Allergies.
Hope this helps, best of luck with getting this under control so that your big boy is feeling better soon.