Hot Spots, and I don’t mean great places to go.

Posted on July 20, 2009. Filed under: 3. Trainer On Call | Tags: , , |

radloffs30_025

With summer in full swing and allergiess on the rise, many pets experience hot spots.  Hot spots are patches of skin that become irritated from allergies or even flea bites.  The site can be aggravated when it is warm and humid due to hair or undercoat being shed and trapped.  Hot spots can develop in a matter of hours and become raw and infected from the pet licking, chewing, or scratching continuously.  My old dog was part chow and had lots of folds of skin on her neck, you can tell that by her picture.  She would develop the hot spots between the folds during the summer.  If your pet has a hot spot, most likely antibiotics are going to be needed.  Your  veterinarian will clip the hair around the wound, clean it thoroughly with a product like Nolvasan, and apply an antibiotic ointment.  Your pet will most likely need an e-collar to keep from re-injuring the area.  If it is necessary, your vet will prescribe an oral antibiotic as well.

Advertisements

Make a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Liked it here?
Why not try sites on the blogroll...

%d bloggers like this: