I have a question.. I have a dog who has a sore on the base of his tail.. it clears up.. he irritates it.. it gets sore again.. and the cycle returns.. he does not have fleas.. he's treated with advantage... He got the sore originally from a run in the woods.. snagged his tail on something.. and got a mild scratch.. and then started irritating it. I have trimmed the fur around it to allow air.. and also cleaned it up.. I am just wondering if there is a herbal or home remedy that I have not heard of to treat things like this.. as well as hot spots etc.. This dog does NOT do well on antibiotics.. my vet has stated many times to only give him Anti biotics where absolutely necessary and he'd have to stay at the vets for observation... and to try to clear up sores without topical ointments if possible.. (he's finicky)...any suggestions?