Dr Erin Coomer BVSc - Veterinarian
Hot Spots in Dogs: Learn about Hot Spots, including how it can affect
your dog, and what options are available to manage this type of skin
Occur as a result of a pet itching (self traumatizing) itself excessively or aggressively.
These sores can occur very quickly.
You may see a wet and weepy lesion, or a dry large scab. Your dog may have one, or multiple sores. Sores may be small or large. They are not contagious to you or other pets, however the PRIMARY reason for your pet feeling itchy may be contagious (eg. Fleas).
DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT
A visit to your Veterinarian is recommended.
1. Wound needs to be cleaned and allowed to dry. Your Vet will likely clip the hair around the hotspot.
2. Prevent licking. Your dog may be fitted with an e-collar (cone) around its neck.
Topical medication may be prescribed...
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