The skin looks a little red, but not disgusting or anything. It just looks like he might if you shaved some hair off of his tail. The weird thing is that he seems to do it mostly at night. I have the windows open today trying to air out the apartment just in case it is allergy related, because I hear that may be the cause of itchiness.
I might have to go get him one of those cones just to keep him from making it worse before thursday.
LGB member, Dr_Blue, is a vet and was helpful when my dog temporarily lost his hearing after they put him under for his teeth cleaning.http://www.letsgoblues.com/phpBB/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=889
She doesn't post much here anymore, but she was quick to respond via email and tried to answer my questions to the best of her availability.
I'd shoot her an email and she if she has any advice to give.