Daily Doggie Tip # 16

Today’s tip is about hot spots on dogs. These are a form of moist dermatitis that can appear very quickly and can be difficult to heal. I have found 2 very helpful articles that give great info on hot spots and how to deal with them. Hot spots can spread very quickly and can be very painful to your dog. Just a point to note: as we are having a heat wave here in the UK, many of us are either hosing down our dogs or have provided them paddling pools to keep cool. If you a have a double coated dog, if it is not dried properly, a damp undercoat can be the trigger for hot spots to occur. If your dog gets a hot spot, consult your Vet as soon as possible to prevent the spot becoming bigger, more inflamed and possibly infected.

http://vetmedicine.about.com/cs/dogdiseasesh/a/hotspots.htm

http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/guide/hot-spots-on-dogs-acute-moist-dermatitis

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