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Hot Spots On Dogs: Causes And Treatment

Hot spots are an irritating skin condition that affects countless dogs every year. Here, Dr. Henry Cerny, DVM, MS of Yankee Hill Veterinary Hospital, answers some common questions about hot spots. What are hot spots on dogs and how can we detect them? A hotspot (also known as pyotramatic or moist dermatitis) is a condition which involves an area of skin which has become inflamed and infected. The affected skin often appears as a moist, oozing, reddened area that is painful and very itchy to the dog. Hair loss may also be seen. Continued licking and chewing at the area

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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 dermatitis, also

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Granulomas

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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