Q. My goldendoodle has oatmeal like dry skin patches on lower back & chest. If brushes off, it's red underneath.
A. Make sure that the coat stays brushed and dry. Moisture and knotted hair can cause matts which upset the skin underneath and can lead to infection. You can also try a bit of coconut oil on the skin if it looks red or dry. If the skin opens like a sore or you are noticing a bad odor a moisture dermatitis may have occurred and a trip to the vet is best. You might need an antibiotic to clear up a skin infection or "hot spot".