Hi, all! Does anyone have any suggestions for successful treatment of "hot spots"? Maggie has had one on her butt, near the top of her tail on one side, since her anal gland surgery last October. We have tried cortisone creams, Melaseb spray, Betagen spray, scubbing every other day with antiseptic (do not recall name), etc. Not only is spot not getting better, Maggie now has the beginnining of a similar spot on the other side of her tail as well as one below her anus -- that one looks bright red. My vet and I are at a loss. At the suggestion of my vet, I had a consult with a dermatologist in January but it was very non-productive. Has anyone ever had a biopsy of these areas done? Useful? I am concerned that the lack of healing on the "hot spots" is related to Cushings but, at the same time, the hair on her belly has grown back since her ultrasound in January so this seems contradictory to me -- just like all her Cushings tests have been!