I got a little female daschund that looks healthy all year long but starting late November she starts scratching and her hair comes out in several places on her body. Spent a fortune at the vet last year but just can't afford it this year. She takes two pills right now. Just a real nervous, itchy little dog. I also wash her in the medicated shampoo. I use Hot Spot some but you also got to watch drying their skin out or they'll scratch even more. Vet can't even figure it out but come March she'll quit scratching her hair will grow back and she'll look great. So far it's not been as bad as last year. I told the vet back in December that she just hates Christmas.