Hi, I've been reading through the posts and while most recommend going to the vet, I thought I would double-check if anyone has had similar experience or feedback as so far I don't feel satified with answers from vets.
Our 1 1/2 yr old Basenji/Italian Greyhound mix got a few pink round bumps on his back in July which went away. Then in August they came back and went from maybe 6 to about 30 of them almost overnight. They were itchy but not extremely so and only along his back and upper side. We took him to the vet and they did a fungal test which came back negative and gave us a oatmeal/medicated shampoo, benadryl and antibiotics and later a treatment of ivermectin. The bumps eventually came to a head and then became little dry patchy circles but his entire back and sides are still extremely dry and flaky. We've been to our vet 3x's and a dermatologist once. He has tested negative for mites but the dermatologist found some bateria infection on his skin and he's been on clavamox for a month now. While the bumps have not come back and he is otherwise completely normal in appetite, activity, personality etc, his skin is still really bad. We are currently on a food allergy trial for the past month as well with an Eukanuba cod and potato blend but I cannot tell any difference. He's never had dry skin before except for in the dead of winter and that was more his legs and inner thigh areas than his back.
I've been told tons of things it could be from house mites allergy to food allergy to just seasonal weather but I just don't know how patient I should be or if I should do more to get answers. Any advice would be appreciated!