Hey y'all, I haven't been on the boards in a long time, but I have a mystery health question.
Chula has always struggled with allergies/hot spots. Every summer she gets them, usually on her paws, sometimes on her lady parts. They are yeasty and smell not good. Switched her food to Orijen a few summers ago and the lady parts infections went away, at least.
That said, I boarded her for five days in September and noticed when I picked her up that she had a patch on her hind leg, under her butt floof, that was red, bumpy, and losing hair. The hair she did have was pinkish in color. Figuring she'd licked herself while stuck in the kennel, I tried topical stuff I had on hand to treat hot spots. While she had no itching and no other signs of discomfort, it didn't get better and the spot continued to grow, so I took her to the vet. They tested her and said she had minimal yeast/bacteria, gave me some wipes, and sent me on my way. The fur in that area has gotten a little bit better, but it is still orangish-pink and it is not growing in all spots where it fell out. She had also developed a spot near her snout and one on her paw, but those cleared up really quickly with the wipes and the hair has grown back perfectly.
Then last week, I noticed a new spot on the side of her leg. It is again pink, but it doesn't appear to be losing much hair. It's just rusty colored. I have been using chlorhexidine spray and an anti-yeast shampoo, but no luck. I noticed another spot on her elbow after picking her up from daycare yesterday, again in this case it does not appear to be losing hair, just rust colored and there were two tiny sores that looked like the beginning of hot spots. I have not seen her licking herself at all, except for normal grooming.
Is this something happening at the kennel? I don't understand. She is not itching. She is not lethargic. Her food/diet has not changed. She's on a daily probiotic. The vet seems unconcerned, but I'm worried and it looks terrible. Maybe I need to get a second opinion from another vet.
You can see the spot on the side of her leg in this picture. It literally went from no spot to big, rusty spot overnight. One day she had nothing, next day she has pink fur.
If you've had any similar issues, I'd appreciate your experience! Thanks!
ETA - I also have attached a picture of the back of her leg from before I took her to the vet. I don't have a more recent one of the way it looks now, which is similar, just with pink/orange fur.