My dog keeps licking himself on the back, just above his hips. I wonder why? Could it be fleas?
Could be fleas, but in my experience, the fleas will make them chew right at the base of the tail. One other suggestion, could be arthritis or some prob like that to do w/ his hips/joints. I think you should see a vet that you trust. One other thing to mention: My dog had problems with licking/hot spots-she was miserable. I tried everything from different shampoos/flea meds to even getting rid of new carpeting trying to figure out what it was. I finally started making her food from scratch--worked like a charm. Just something to think about. Hope he feels better soon!
Yes it could be fleas. If he's had them long enough you should be able to see them. Or, it also could be an allergy to Food or Environment. If it gets extreme you will need to bring him in to the vet and get the vet's diagnosis. My dog is having this same problem, we've brought her to the vet twice in the past 3 weeks. The vet told me that most dogs with Environmental allergies show signs early in life and that dogs with food allergies can show up anytime even in the geriatric years. I hope this helps. Love your dog.