"YOUR DOG HAS BEEN A FULL MEMBER OF THE FAMILY SINCE DAY ONE. You encourage him to play, run, and explore the world. With loving upbringing, you guide him through puppyhood and dog adolescence. Loving and sometimes admonishing, because that's part of it too. You protect your 'dog child' against problems: your pet is equally your Achilles heel and you ward off disaster as best you can. When hotspots occur in your dog, questions may arise. What to do? Further investigation must determine how to alleviate your buddy's suffering. We'll explain how you can proceed.
Vetericyn, always at hand! Also to keep hotspots in your dog at bay.
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Hotspots in dogs, also known as acute moist dermatitis, are red, moist, irritated spots that can appear suddenly. They are often itchy and painful. Symptoms include redness, swelling, hair loss in the area, and a crusty edge around the spot. If you suspect your dog has a hotspot, it's important to consult a vet as soon as possible.
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While some very mild hotspots can heal on their own, most require medical treatment. Without treatment, hotspots can grow larger and secondary infections can occur. It's always advisable to consult a vet at the first signs of a hotspot.
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A hotspot often starts with a small irritation on the skin that the dog scratches or licks, exacerbating the irritation. This can be caused by a range of factors, including allergies, insect bites, poor grooming, infections, or even stress.
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The treatment of a hotspot usually involves cleaning the area, applying a topical treatment, and sometimes using antibiotics or steroids. It's also important to identify the cause of the hotspot to prevent recurrence. A vet can advise the best treatment for your dog."