Hot Spots & Irritated Skin
Pet parents must pay close attention to environmental, dietary and situational ailments irritating your pet’s skin such as: allergies, fleas, tick bites, matted/thick/dirty coats, sun burn, wet dogs, or anal sac disease. These ailments can cause you pet to chew, lick, bite, and scratch those areas – at times – to no avail, which can become very painful and dangerous for your pet. Sometimes chewing can even be prompted by boredom.
Hot spots and inflammation can occur quite rapidly after a pet starts itching, biting and licking these affected areas – which will prompt the development of painful, red, and moist irritated lesions. These lesions are called hot spots, also known as acute moist dermatitis, and must be treated immediately. It’s important to determine the cause of the underlying issue, thus you should consult your veterinarian if it’s a persistent problem.
Tips for Preventing Hot Spots
- Groom Your Dog Regularly and Keep Hair Clipped Short.
- Use Flea & Tick Products Recommended by Your Vet.
- Keep Your Pet Active and Healthy. Feed a Good Diet, And Provide Lots of Exercise and Play Time to Prevent Boredom.
- Dry Your Pet Completely After a Bath.
- Clean and Dry Pet After a Swim in the Lake or Ocean.
Veterinary Formula Clinical Care Hot Spot Spray, Richard’s Organics Incredible Skin Spray or Dr. Gold’s Hot Spot & Itch Relief Spray