Q. Chihuahua 6yr old been to vet twice in 2 1/2 months for lick,bite,scratch hot spots with hair loss. Given meds no help,tried axxiety collar w/ no help

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A. a few tips to try and help the condition: good quality flea treatment every month (advocate/advantage), hypoallergenic food for at least 2 months- strict without any treats on the side. If those don't help I would recommend sending bloods for an allergy test. There is also a new drug which is very effective for these kind of symptoms, it's called apoquel, ask your vet about it.

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