Hot Spot In Dogs – Causes And Treatment

There are many potential factors that can initiate the formation of hotspots. Fleas, mites, ticks, allergies, insect bites, or wounds can all trigger bouts of licking and scratching. Psychological problems brought on by stress or boredom have also been demonstrated to initiate a hot spot.

Due to the speed by which hotspots can spread and worsen, it’s wise to speak with your veterinarian so treatment can be started right away. It will involve shaving the area to dry it out and allow air in. While there is hair loss in the affected area, hair can mat over it, masking the severity of the problem.

Your vet will recommend a gentle skin cleanser that can be used to clean the area. Oral antibiotics, topical sprays, special shampoos, and other medications may also be prescribed by your best vets Sugar Land, TX. An E-collar is used to prevent the dog from licking, biting, or scratching the spot.

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