After reading some of the posts here and the research in this forum, I am dreading my dr. appointment tomorrow for my little Albie. I will be HEARTBROKEN to hear if he has SM. I watched some of the clips of symptoms and some are eerily similar. He does scratch quite often at and around his ear/neck and hinds of his legs. It seems to be concentrated to his one side and often gets matts at the bottom and back of his ears I think from scratching near and around them. The other day I found a half dollar sized scab on his upper neck closer to his head. I cannot think of any other reason for him to have this except of scratching at it. He doesnt yelp or seem to do this on a lead, but he does scratch quite often. I am praying for some type of allergy but trying to prepare for the worst. (Isn't it horrible I am praying for my little guy to have an allergy?) I guess I am just trying to get some feedback on whether or not this sounds like it could be SM or not and what kind of questions I need to be asking my vet. Tomorrow is his first visit and I want to be asking the right question so we can rule anything else out first. It has been hard enough to write this post (I am holding back tears) because I truly dont know what to think.