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My dog will not leave his hot spot alone and now it's
My dog will not leave his hot spot alone and now it's bleeding. … read more
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My dog has a spot on her paw that looks irritated. She wakes
My dog has a spot on her paw that looks irritated. She wakes up in the middle of the night and licks at it for 20+ minutes.Should we wrap it, use neosporin? Any other concerns? Thanks… read more
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My dog had a scab from some kind of a wound. He had also
My dog had a scab from some kind of a wound. He had also hurt his toe/paw nail on the same side. Anyway he pulled off the scab and now it has no hair on that spot. How can I get it to heal? … read more
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Dr. Denise
Veterinarian
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My labrador has a hot spot on his inner rear thigh and I'm
Hi - my labrador has a hot spot on his inner rear thigh and I'm having a hard time keeping it dry. Its day 3 and starting yesterday he is on benadryl and Keflex. I am cleaning with warm water and baby… read more
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Dr. Bruce
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My dog has a lot of pink skin below his belly near penis and
My dog has a lot of pink skin below his belly near penis and the inside of the leg. I've been using the GenOne but my dogs tends to lick it and there's no way I can shave him. What to do, and does it … read more
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Dr. Gabby
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My dog has a hot spot that has now turned into a raised
My dog has a hot spot that has now turned into a raised spot, it was almost healed and then she started licking it again until it bled. Now it looks like a bump. I've wrapped it, sprayed anitbiotic ho… read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
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I have a female St. Bernard who is just under 1 year old.
I have a female St. Bernard who is just under 1 year old. A day or two ago I noticed she was licking her back paw. It is very red and painful looking, I got some hot spot spray gel to put on it, which… read more
Jess K
Jess K
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my dog (shepherd/chow) last yr had gotten a hot spot on her
my dog (shepherd/chow) last yr had gotten a hot spot on her foot by her toe. We've had her on prednison and anti itch spray she's fine. Within a week of stopping the meds, she starts in licking it aga… read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
33,454 satisfied customers
Vet Doctor Only How the Hot Spot developed and how to prevent
Vet Doctor Only How the Hot Spot developed and how to prevent future hot spots. The dog is 8 months old and has a thick 2 to 3 inches of hair/fur. I felt behind the hair behind the ears two nights ago… read more
Dr. Deb
Dr. Deb
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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dog: constantly scratches her belly..that will not heal..keeps licking
My dog constantly scratches her belly. Now she has a sore on the top of her foot that will not heal. Looks like a "rug burn" and she keeps licking it. I have sprayed anti-itch on her belly to no avail… read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
33,454 satisfied customers
dog: licking..fur to see..bleeding i saw what looked like a thin thorn
my dog has been licking his foot all day. when i looked at it and began to gently move the fur to see if anything was there, it began to bleed and right next to where it was bleeding i saw what looked… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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Our 10 yr old Doxie has an open sore on his paw near the nail
Our 10 yr old Doxie has an open sore on his paw near the nail which he constantly licks. Is there anything we can put on it to heal it ??… read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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I wrapped my dogs leg last night, hoping to give her leg some
I wrapped my dogs leg last night, hoping to give her leg some support. I just noticed her paw is really enlarged/swollen. I took the wrap off, but I'm wondering if I need to do anything else?… read more
Dr. Fay
Dr. Fay
Doctoral Degree
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my bichon keeps biting and licking his foot. there is now a
my bichon keeps biting and licking his foot. there is now a red spot where he is biting - could it be a hot spot? what is the treatment for a hot spot?… read more
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Dr. Will
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Doctoral Degree
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My three year old dog has been constantly licking her left
My three year old dog has been constantly licking her left rear foot for about three or four days. I have examined and checked for sore spots and anything between her toes and cannot find anything. We… read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
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my chocolate labrador has a swollen front paw, with a large
my chocolate labrador has a swollen front paw, with a large inflamed patch inbetween two of his toes, it looks similar to a hot spot, there is no fur, the patch is about 5cm diameter… read more
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Expert
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Good Morning, My dogs paw has been bothering her for few
Good Morning, My dog's paw has been bothering her for few days. She keeps licking it and it seems a bit swollen to me. I looked at it last night, I saw some dried blood on the fur around, I clean it f… read more
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DrMelJ
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi, I have a cockapoo who has pulled the hair off of his foot
Hi, I have a cockapoo who has pulled the hair off of his foot around the toes. This has never happened before. Now, it is raw and he keeps licking it. I did give him benadryl, but I am thinking that i… read more
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