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Thank-you for requesting me. I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years with interest in Canine health.
Is the diarrhea bloody?
What breed is she?
How many hot spots does she have?
Is all your are using Cortisone cream?
Could she have gotten into something other than the cortisone?
Thank-you for the information. For hot spots we want them to dry, so we need to clean them with a Diluted Betadine and water solution to a dark tea color. Hot spots are moist Dermatitis, so we want to clean as I just said and use the spray Baciitricin. We should also have her on an oral antibiotic to help fight internally the bacteria that is causing the infection. You should have an e collar on to shop any licking or chewing. As far as the Diarrhea we can use some Koapecate at .5-1 ML per pound of Body weight every 4-6 hours to stop the diarrhea.http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=26+1303&aid=1431 You can go a more natural method of using Pure Canned Pumpkin(Not Pie Filling) at one tablespoon mixed in the food . I suggest a bland diet like skinless chicken breast deboned, 1 part to 3 parts white rice. This allows the stomach to rest and the diarrhea to lessen with either the Kaopectate or the Canned Pumpkin. This could very well be a combination of Stress as well as the Cortisone Cream. If yo notice more thirst and more frequent urination that would also be a result of the Cortisone cream. There is a leave on conditioner called Resicort I suggest to help with itching: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=25290 I do suggest seeing the Vet for an oral antibiotic to expedite healing.
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