Skin issues need to be addressed based on the clinical manifestations. A thorough clinical examination and diagnosis must be done to ensure sound medical treatment in this case.
There are various factors that might cause your pet to have these condition. To mention a few, as a guide, skin issues such as those seen in the picture can be caused by concurrent medical conditions such as allergies. Just to emphasize, moreover, that pitbulls as you've noticed have short but thick hair, this predisposes them to dry skin, that may consequently develops into hot spots (pinkish dots). They have sensitive skin too specially to harsh household chemicals or even in a matter of changing dog soap or shampoo. We suggest further to have a clear diagnosis from your veterinarian, as medications maybe prescribe to resolve this skin issues at once.
For the time being, there are supplements that may help alleviate the condition of your dog. These includes the use of mild, natural, shampoo's as well as supplements that contains omega fatty acids (fish oils, fllaxseed oil)
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Eliezer M. Bauzon, DVM RN