I just found what seems to be a hot spot sore on my girl's shoulder. We have an almost-three year old St. Bernard named Molly. She has always been a paw licker, but she seems to be really itchy lately. We checked her for fleas - nothing, no fleas, no flea dirt, etc. We tried a bath (we use a natural and gentle formula for her). We went over everything in our house trying to think of any changes from cleaning supplies, to laundry detergent, to anything that might have tracked in from outside and are coming up with nothing! Nothing is working and now I found this sore/hot spot.
I am going to try and get her into the vet in the morning, but has anyone dealt with these? Not sure why she is so itchy and just don't know what to do for her. One of our vets (not my favorite one) told us before that we could give her Benadryl for the itch, but I don't want to give her this every day.