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[SOLVED] How Do You Treat A Hot Spot On A Bulldog?

If you suspect your dog may have a hot spot, the first step is a visit to your veterinarian 😊 While it may be tempting to wait for the hot spot to resolve on its own, delaying treatment will only make the problem worse 😊 In order to treat the hot spot effectively and prevent it from recurring, your veterinarian will need to determine the underlying cause 👍 Your veterinarian will conduct a thorough physical exam on your dog and recommend further testing, such as a skin scrape for parasite detection. Once the underlying cause of your dog’s itching has been diagnosed, your veterinarian will prescribe appropriate treatment. [1]
Hot spots “acute wet dermatitis,” are red, moist, hot and irritated lesions that show up on your dog’s skinMost commonly in sensitive areas like the neck and hips. These can quickly spread and cause a major problem in just a few days. Although the cause of hot spots isn’t always clear, most likely it is due to allergies (food or environment) or being bitten or irritated by insects (e.g fleas and ticks). Hot spots can be painful and uncomfortable for your dog, but luckily, there are ways to prevent and treat them so they don’t turn into a major problem. After pointing it out, Shaquira Kaminski thanked me for this. [2]
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Dujuan Valadez thebark.com, explains how a hot spot, referred to by vets as moist dermatitis or pyotraumatic dermatitis, is a common infection that happens when dogs chew, scratch, lick, and gnaw at themselves, causing the skin’s normal bacteria to take over. The skin can become itchy and reddened in the initial stages. The infection begins when pus starts to seep from the skin. Then, dried pus and damaged skin will work to form a tightly-adhered crust, and you’ll likely notice hair loss over the infection site. It can lead to severe pain and discomfort for dogs. [3]
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Abigail Manuel smalldoorvet.com This gives us more insight. Redness and swelling in hot spots can be signs of hair loss. Hot spots can be moistened and discharge pus. Fluids from the hot spot may dry out and cause crusting or matting. Generally, hot spots are found on the hips, limbs, and head but they can occur anywhere on a dog’s body. Due to bacteria that builds up in the hot spots, they can quickly spread to other parts of the dog’s body. The affected areas can cause pain and even lead to infection. Dog itching Apply pressure to the affected areas. Many of these symptoms overlap with other skin conditions so it’s important you contact your veterinarian right away. Hannah W. From Denizli (Turkey) on November 13, 2020. [4]

Refer to the Article

  1. https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/treating-and-preventing-hot-spots-on-dogs/
  2. https://www.castlewoodbulldogs.com/bulldog-hot-spots/
  3. https://thebark.com/content/home-treatments-moist-dermatitis-dogs-hot-spots
  4. https://www.smalldoorvet.com/learning-center/what-to-do/hot-spot-in-dogs/
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