I have a shih tzu that is about 7 years old. He keeps getting these weird little buildups of white stuff in his fur that clump together and stick to his skin. He does itch at them and if they get left there I noticed his skins does get a bit red on the spot.
Normally when he goes outside he stays in the shade and only for about 5-10 minutes so I'm pretty sure that he doesn't have hot spots. The things that he gets is just kind of weird, it's not really a scab, it's almost like a white sticky powder.
He has had frequent yeast infections in his ears before, but the spots aren't black where the issue occurs. I did buy some anti fungal shampoo thinking it would help him, I haven't used it yet.
I'm just trying to figure out what it could be before I take him to the vet. The closest vet that we have isn't always honest to me, so I normally take him to one about 45mins away. So I'm just trying to get some info, I looked it up online and I couldn't find anything.