Today I shaved my friends Jack Russell, and after shaving him I discovered that he is covered in scabs, red blotches, and cuts. I ask my friend and she said he has skin allergies, and she didn't realize they were so bad. She also said that he spends all of his time scratching himself. She took him to the vet and they want to put him on steroids, but he is only a year in half old, and doesn't want him on drugs. The vet said it isn't something they recommend either at a young age. Is there any alternatives she can try? Shes tried oatmeal, and shampoos, warm clothes, hot spot remedies, even some medications from the vet but nothing has worked so far. Her partner told her that if something isn't done she wants the dog put down because he is so miserable. The pictures of the wounds that are the worst, but he is covered in red blotches of irritated skin.