Comments on Dog Skin Conditions: Hot Spots

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jimmyhayes   rockingham, NC

5/17/2012 10:56:19 AM

TRy using benardryl spray on hot spots.

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jerry   san ysidro, CA

10/24/2011 8:58:10 AM

Will try to treat it myself thanks.

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LOUISE   POUGHKEEPSIE, NY

7/17/2011 3:41:32 PM

Do dogs get poison ivy ? My Bichon Frise just started getting 2 redish sores on his legs,my yard has some poison ivy & he likes to run around near that area.Thank you.

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Larissa   Mount Pleasant, MI

3/31/2011 10:21:04 PM

I disagree with this prior comment, this is the exact area my pointer had a hot spot from an light abrasion that he chewed and inflamed over a weekends time. This article was short and sweet. Thanks!

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sweetbong   wingham, ON

8/26/2010 10:53:47 AM

The picture that is provided hardly even resembles a "hot spot"or bacterial dermatitis.It is more of an open, bloody, oozing, excruciatingly painful patch,hole even,that is extremely itchy.Good info,not so good pic

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STB   Eagan, MN

7/9/2010 12:30:43 PM

This was really helpful. My dog has gotten a hot spot and I went to the Vet. He shaved the area and gave me some ointment to treat the area. I did not know why my Schnauzer developed this.

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Melissa   Ashland, OH

6/24/2010 7:09:05 AM

My pitbull has been chewing at her chest region causing the skin to be red irritated and bloody. there are a couple others spot she has chewed at as well, not as bad as her chest though. what would be the best way to stop this behavior. is it allergies or separation anxiety?

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Stephanie   North Canton, OH

10/18/2009 10:53:39 AM

Thanks!

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clyde   gr. mich., MI

8/30/2009 7:06:28 AM

my mini-pin has all of sudden started chewing @ her left left frt. paw, licking,chewing constantly. is this a hot spot? what could cause it

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Dennis   Clarksburg, MD

8/21/2009 11:34:36 AM

My dog has a hot spot, and recently he was taken to the vet and treated. They cleaned it, and made the area around the hot spot hairless to prevent further infection. They also gave him pills, which he takes twice a day, hidden in pieces of chicken. He took his third pill just this morning, he was at the veterinarian's a couple days ago. Since then, he has not gone to the bathroom at all, and he walks very quickly and sits uncomfortably, and doesn't like to make movements. He sleeps very often also. But the part I'm worried about most is that he won't go to the bathroom after being fed and after drinking, he just lays down in the grass. Also, his fur is gradually falling out. His breed is a chow-chow. Why isn't he going to the bathroom, and is the loss of fur a symptom of the hot spot or could it possibly be a side effect of his medication?

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Cynthia   Alameda, CA

8/17/2009 2:23:43 PM

I have found a product called "Skin Remedy" that is totally natural products...and you can purchase it at www.onlynaturalpet.com...It's $19.95 for 90 tablets and you give them 3 a day...I give mine with peanut butter...they can be used for humans or animals..and they deter the irritation and scratching...good luck

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Dr. Adelia   Seattle, WA

12/30/2008 12:36:23 PM

These are typical treatments prescribed by most vets, and mostly they don't work all that well. There is almost always an underlying infection associated with what we call "hot spots" and this is what needs to be treated first and foremost, without harsh chemicals and without crashing the dog's immune system with steroids. To respond to Judy from Omaha, the sore is not a hot spot. It's an infection. If you would like something that works, go to www.DERMagic.com for hot spots, dandruff, and skin infections. You won't regret this! Good luck!

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Phong   Frisco, TX

12/11/2008 2:04:38 PM

Regarding treatment you stated Sprays or ointments containing corticosteroids or local anesthetics may temporarily reduce itching. Fitting the dog with an Elizabethan collar or placing socks on the hind feet may discourage chewing and
scratching.
If the pet is already bothered, why torture your pet even more with a Elizabethan Collar why don't you use "Neck's Best Thing". They can be purchased at www.sitstay.com or go to www.hagarcollars.com for more companies that carry the product.

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Beverly   Valencia, CA

12/9/2008 9:33:09 PM

Good info.

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judy   omaha, NE

9/24/2008 8:37:46 AM

my 10yr black lab has an oozing pus/blood sore on her chin--it is getting larger --is this a hot spot

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mary   ptld, ME

9/16/2008 3:12:34 AM

good article.

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