My basset has been scratching for a month. I took him to the vet and he said he has allergies. He put him on prednisone and an antibiotic. Still no improvement, so he switched his meds and treated him for a bacterial infection. More antibiotics and a steriod based spray. My boy is still miserable. He hates going outside now. When he comes inside, he is a crazy dog. Running around and trying to rub his face on everything. He hides out in the closet or stretches out on the bed in the spare bedroom. His belly is red and he is warm to the touch. He has scratched all the hair off of his ears. He's a mess. The vet says the next step is to do some skin scrapings. Is that the next step? What can we do to give him some relief. His whole personality has changed since he started itching. I want my basset boy back.