Dog Hot Spot Treatments

Dog Hot Spots are clearly visible spots on your dogs skin that will look red, swollen with no hair around them. Dog hot spot treatments do exist and are very important to use when your pet has this skin condition. They are a moist dermatitis and bacterial infection. This means that they can start from things such as flea allergy dermatitis, parasites, skin infections, food allergies, stress or bad hygiene. Dogs with thicker coats are generally more prone to hot spots. Treatment for hot spots on dogs can include sprays, shampoos, lotions, wipes or for more severe cases you will need antibiotics or steroids from your vet. Keeping the area clean and your dog away from it by using a e-collar can also go a long way in preventing it from getting worse or spreading.