Okay so it's about Buddy, but I'm sure there are people that have answers for the poor kitty. Every fall Buddy goes through the same skin issue. He gets patches on his back that start off a bit oozy (like a hot spot), then after about a day it turns into a dry patchy itchy spot. I've tried a few different natural creams or sprays over the years with various results, but the only thing I can't seem to remember is to head it off at the pass and try to prevent it before it happens. Since it only happens for about a month or so, around the same time every year, I tend to just forget about it until it happens again. It doesn't bother him very much, other than a bit of extra grooming because it gets itchy. If he has a spot that's just out of his own reach, he gets very very happy if you groom/pet him to relieve the itch. Anyone have a suggestion I could try to give him some relief?