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    Well i have always said my gucci was my good girl because she never seems to have any issues like the others, such as allergies, infections, and any other problems.. but now shes decided she is going to be.. she gets hot spots at least twice a year.. i think its to much.. i put medicine on her as soon as i suspect it , sometimes it may not be but i pour on the medicine anyway to be safe, and it heal is up pretty fast before it gets to big.. but i was wondering why is she the only one that has this problem.. i keep their beds dry and clean, i wipe her tail pocket often, most of the time they are on her rear end above her tail where she cant reach to scratch.. Is there something i need to do that would help.. i thought maybe it was from fleas but i treat them all often and none of them seem to have fleas or scratch... anyone have any ideas?.. just want to keep up on her so she don't get them.. it does seem like it happens in the fall time.. just preparing myself and trying to avoid her having to deal with it..

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    Hotspots are from an allergy and since you have noticed hers is happening in the fall... it is most likely environmental and in the air. Probiotics to boost her immune system will help
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    Default Re: hot spots-causes?

    We've always found that hotspots are the result of scratching an irritated area of the skin...be it an area affected by allergy, foreign object, pest(fleas/tics) or chemical(most often shampoos)...
    The fact that your bully is having hot spots just above the tail area would point me to...
    Allergy, tail pocket funk, or chemical burn...in that order.
    Your boy cannot reach that area with his paws so he's likely backing up into a...
    Who-the-heck-knows-what, and scratching away.
    Wall
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    Table
    Kennel
    Tree
    Car tire
    Next door neighbor's lazy kid
    Shag carpet
    Cactus/ cacti
    Gravel driveway
    etc etc etc

    Your job is to figure out what the trigger is...and to intervene.

    Quite frankly, a hot spot appearing once or twice a year...some bully owners would be most pleased with that little maintenance.

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    thanks.. i know she is backing up to the kennel my older dog stays in and rubs her bottom.. i was afraid allergy was going to be mentiioned.. her mom is the one i have that has allergies and i have her on meds for.. but gucci has not showed any other problems with anything.. shes a sweet thing , i will keep a watch and see if i can pin point it.
    thanks for the comments,

    -12032490_10206174498740467_2034020412_n-jpggucci thanks you too..

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    Quote Originally Posted by punky View Post
    thanks.. i know she is backing up to the kennel my older dog stays in and rubs her bottom.. i was afraid allergy was going to be mentiioned.. her mom is the one i have that has allergies and i have her on meds for.. but gucci has not showed any other problems with anything.. shes a sweet thing , i will keep a watch and see if i can pin point it.
    thanks for the comments,

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    thank you.. she is my photogenic one.. she will let me take pictures of her and i think sometimes she poses..lol.. the others.. nope.. one of them will hide her face every time.. i have to sneak up on her.. lol.

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