Q. My 10 y.o. Springer Spaniel is hypothyroid. Now has hard, pimple-like, itchy lesions on his back. Seems relieved by bathing and combing. Any advice?
A. A physical examination would be helpful to determine what the lesions you are referring to and how they should be treated. It could possible be sebaceous gland cysts, a baterial or fungal function or an allergic response to an environmental component. If there are causing discomfort to your dog I would scheduling a visit with your veterinarian to have the lesions evaluated.