Hotspots on Dogs: 4 Reasons Behind This Condition

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Hotspots on dogs are the infected red areas on the skin with hair loss. They are the reasons why many dogs are not able to play freely and often seem irritated. Also, called Pyotraumatic dermatitis; the disease is prevalent in all breeds irrespective of the thickness of the coat.

Hotspots can occur almost everywhere on your dog’s body. Your dog just needs to scratch a lot and then that area gets infected and turns into a hotspot. Basically, it is caused by a self-inflicted wound that gets infected.

You might ask,” You said my dog needs to scratch a lot, why would my dog do that?” Well, that’s a smart question and as answers to your question, below are the reasons why your dog would do that?

#1.Inflammation in Ears and Anal Sac Disease

In many cases, the hotspot areas near the neck or ears or below the tail are due to intense scratching by the pooch. And that extreme scratching is caused by the Inflammations in ear canals or anal sac disease and because your dog can’t put his/her hand inside ears or reach the area under his/her tail or use any other equipment, he/she is definitely going to scratch around that region.

#2.Flea Infestations

 Fleas are known to cause Flea allergy dermatitis so it won’t be a surprise to know that flea bite can cause hotspots as well. Flea bites can cause uncontrollable scratching which in turn leads to hotspots.

#3.Allergic Reaction

Fleas are known to cause Flea allergy dermatitis so it won’t be a surprise to know that flea bite can cause hotspots as well. Flea bites can cause uncontrollable scratching which in turn leads to hotspots.

#4.Humid Or Sweaty Skin

Some breeds like Huskies that are accustomed to live in a cold environment often develop several skin issues when they are brought to warmer places. These skin issues may cause itching and develop hotspots on your pooch.

Now since you are acquainted with reasons behind the hotspots on dogs you might as well want to know the treatment of hotspot.

Your Wish Is Our Command – Read below to find out

How To Treat Hotspots On Dogs

There are many treatments available in the market that not only have a cooling effect but also have an anti-bacterial effect. Treatments like Banix and other hydrocortisone sprays or hydrocortisone creams can be used to treat hotspots on dogs.

Also, other products that should be used along with the treatments to improve skin quality like Essential 6, Malectic, Malaseb shampoos should be in your list.

Some itch relief products that are natural and don’t cause side effects like Homeopet or HP Healing Cream can also be put to use.

Additional Tip:

Make sure that your pooch is on a yearly flea and tick treatment to ensure that your pooch is secured from many parasite-borne infections and also is safe from skin infections that turn in to hotspots. 

 

 

 

 

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