I have a huge staghound dog (greyhound X deerhound X who knows what) called Tiger. He is a hunting dog/pet Photo of Tiger as a pup 3 days ago I noticed he was a bit sore on his front foot... so I took a good look between his toes and saw one spot that looked a bit red. I applied neosporin (imported from the US during my last trip over - it's prescription only human medication here ). That spot cleared up and his front leg is now fine. Then 2 days ago I noticed a hairless patch on his upper hind leg... shown below This patch has not changed since I first noticed it. it is not red raw.. just red and hairless. I also noticed him licking his back foot. It looked a bit pink between the toes but nothing serious. I inspected closely between each of his toes and determined that it was not a grass seed. I sprayed his foot with dilute iodine in a hope that it would help out. Over the past 48 hours his foot has turned from pink between the toes to evil & red and he is limping badly. Clearly the iodine did nothing! Here is the best photo I could get of his sore foot. It was taken after his bath this evening. He has also developed some blister like lumps around his lips... This leads me to believe that it is a skin irritation/disorder - pyoderma, with fleas being the possible underlying cause. (Since moving from the city to the farm I have had a constant battle with fleas! argh!) Tonight I washed him with Malaseb (chlorhexidine) and paid special attention to between his toes. Tomorrow I'll have to head into town and grab some good flea treatment like advocate or frontline.... what we used a week ago hasn't done the trick. He seems to be licking his foot less..... and my hubby won't let me put him back outside... so I'll have a beast dog sleeping on my couch! I worked at a vet clinic for 6 years so I believe that I have done the right thing. Bringing him to the vet isn't really an option unless it's a critical situation... we just cannot afford it this week Anyone have any other ideas? Similar experiences or suggestions? I've had a such a bad luck run with animals this week. My best mate (cat) died, I found my pig sucking on a chicken (who survived)... and now this! When it rains... it pours.