My brother has a 8yr old lab. He was suffering from hot spots which developed slowly over the last few mths with no diet change. My lab had skin sensitivity too - they are very prone to them.
He was put on prescription diet - which led to a 25 lb loss. I'm not sure if my brother is to blame for not reading the food pkg and realizing the old amt might not be enough with the new food, if something else is going on or if the food simply is not great.
With the weight loss he went back to the vet, they noticed a lump on his side and did blood work/biopsy. It indicated cancer so they operated and removed the tumor. Except after all this they said it was not a tumor but fat deposits. I personally dont see how they messed that up. Anyways they said to up the food level to get the weight back on.
What food is good for a dog with very sensitive hotspots and needing to gain weight back? Should he stick with the prescription diet which I guarantee will be a Hill's product or can someone with experience recommend a good one.