I have a 15 year old Pekingese that we rescued about 5 years ago. He has always had food and drug allergies and we have been careful about what shampoos we use, and what we let him eat. Over the last year his skin has gotten really bad. It causes him to itch almost constantly which has created several sore spots. It got so bad over the summer that he got it all matted and we were forced to cut his hair very short. When we did we saw how bad his skin really was. There are several large patches of really dry skin he has managed to get raw.
We have tried hemp lotion which helps some (mostly because I think it keeps him from licking it) but Buddy (the dog) hates it to the point if he sees the bottle he runs the other way. Is there anything that can be done to make him more comfortable?