Poor guy, I took him to the vet a couple of months ago, spent over $50 and it did help, but its coming back with a vengeance. This is not funny, and I was SO mad at Onyx, but I guess I can also understand why he did it too. My husband got online and looked up home remedies for dogs with skin problems, and read where you take a cup of peroxide, two cups of water and 9 tsps. of borax. Mix the P and W together (I used pretty warm, because that borax has to dissolve and the warm helps) and then add the borax and blend it real good. Pour it over the dog, don't wipe down, just let them dry off naturally. Poor Onyx acted like it was just horrible, but I did notice he stopped itching a little the first night. Second night I was pouring it over him and noticed that the poor guy was covered in fleas. I was soooooooo mad because the girl at the feed store didn't have his wt. kind and told me to use the med. tube and use only half of it, she did it that way for her Chiwawa's Well, it didn't work. So, went to town next day and got the right size and that did the trick on the fleas. . .did the treatment again, but by that time he was so mad at me for the flea treatment AND the pour on, he was having NONE of it. During this whole treatment period, he was sneaking into DS's bedroom at night and pooping. . .never did it before, just wanted me to know that he was NOT going to be doused again. Soon as I stopped, he did too. And, people thing animals are dumb!!! I just wondered if anyone else had any remedies they had tried, because the antibiotics aren't doing it, benadryl helps, but its not eliminating the problem, just covering it up . . .I put pure tea tree oil on the sores and that really did help. I know it burns, but it really softens the skin and makes him feel better after it stops tingling. He is sore free now, but still has itching fits a couple times a day. He is such a sweet boy, Shih tsu rescue, that I really want to get him better.