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    Lola has been acting strangely, so I checked her whole body and noticed a round hot spot on her back (around 2 inches big). Red, bloody, blood smelling, greasy ...
    Unfortunately it's a Saturday, so I don't have any better vets available (they either don't work during weekends, or are on vacation). What should we do while we wait for Monday?

    We cleaned the hot spot and applied some Bepanthen on it (since it's probably more European based product: it's the best creme for skin injuries for people; my friend, a doctor, said it's pretty mild so it should be fine for a dog).

    Should we shave the area (I would rather not)?

    What else can/should we do?

    One more thing: how can we prevent her from scratching the spot? It's a bit above the middle of the back, she scratches it with her right leg.

    P.s.: Oh, the cause is probably an allergy (she's been mildly scratching herself for weeks, we put her on diet, no help, so she's going to be allergy tested ASAP).


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    Oh poor Lola!!! Shaving it (hopefully you have an electric razor) will get it air so it can dry out faster. Then wash it 3 x a day with hybicleanse (sp?) which is surgical soap, if you don't have any use antibacterial soap, then apply something with a steroid in it like hydrocortisone. Many also use listerine. Your goals are to dry it out and reduce the itching. If not it can continue to spread. You can put a tshirt on her to keep her from itching (which will cause it to spread). But only do this when you cannot supervise her because you want it to get air to dry out. Hope this helps! Poor sweet girl!


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    Default Re: HOT SPOT - what to do until we see the vet on Monday

    Thanks!

    I have an electric razor, but I'm afraid it won't go off/cut easily >>> I might end up hurting her badly. Anyone has experience shaving greasy hot spots?

    Listerine? Is that mouthwash?

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    Default Re: HOT SPOT - what to do until we see the vet on Monday

    i did not shave sarah when she had hers. i used hydrogen peroxide on a cotton ball and then an antibacterial soap not sure what you have there. its called hibiclenz but any antibacterial soap should do. i did this twice a day on sarah. hydrocortisone cream would help the itching not sure what it would be called there. poor baby think my bf gave her some benadryl antihistamine while i was gone also to help with itching. hope she gets better soon. yes listerine is mouth wash.

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    Default Re: HOT SPOT - what to do until we see the vet on Monday

    shaving is best to get it to dry out.... just take your time and do it slowly with the electric razor
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    Default Re: HOT SPOT - what to do until we see the vet on Monday

    Update: vet had to give her antibiotics. This is how it looks now:


    Ah well, it happens, now we gotta find what caused the hot spot and hope it's her last one.

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    Feel better soon Lola
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    Default Re: HOT SPOT - what to do until we see the vet on Monday

    @LolasPuppet...poor darling...I got a smidgen of Dr Oz last week and he rec'cmd using
    Apple Cider Vinegar on hot spots, if really moist & oozy then dilute 50/50 w/filtered water.

    You might access his show on Internet but I don't think he said much more than it helped
    dry it out and helped w/itching. Let us know how she does.



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