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Dog Care

Hot Spots On Dogs: Causes And Treatment

Hot spots are an irritating skin condition that affects countless dogs every year. Without proper care, hot spots will continue to grow, causing increased pain levels and itchiness for dogs. Fortunately, with both time and care, hot spots on dogs can be treated for and prevented. Dr. Henry Cerny, DVM, MS of Yankee Hill Veterinary Hospital, answers some common questions about hot spots on dogs and how to treat these painful sores. What are Hot Spots? A hotspot (also known as Pyotraumatic dermatitis or acute moist dermatitis) is a condition that involves an area of skin that has become inflamed

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Dog Breeds

Hot Spots, Bald Spots And Red Spots On Dogs

Question for the Vet: Three years ago I took my 18 month old female Pomeranian to the vet after a dime-sized scab came off her shoulder area. The vet said it was a “hot” spot, however, the hair has not only never grown back in that area but the spot has gotten larger. I can see tiny red spots around the perimeter of the hairless area. Any ideas or treatment options would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. The Vet’s Answer: The condition you are describing is focal alopecia which is a localized area of hair loss on a dog. Pyotraumatic

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A dog dealing with granulomas recovers.
Dog Care


I am truly in need of help, please. I have an eight-year-old female Sheltie. She has helped our daughter overcome her phobia of dogs — she is our HERO! A month ago she developed a granuloma the size of a quarter on her back paw; she has been given an antibiotic injection and was prescribed cream… Everything appeared to be going well, and then a few days ago, it got very inflamed and started to bleed. She wears her cone when I am at work, but I am not sure how to get this to go away. She is normally

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