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What Should I Do if My Dog Has a Hot Spot?

Irritated patches of skin, often called hot spots, are extremely common in dogs. They can start with anything from a flea bite to exposure to an allergen, and once they get going, they can cause painful infections. See your vet in San Jose if you think your dog has a hot spot. This video will also help.

Although some hot spots can be treated at home, it is a good idea to have your vet examine your dog before trying any over-the-counter remedies. The hot spot could be the top of an infection that needs to be treated with antibiotics, and if a flea bite was the cause, your dog could need flea medication. In the meantime, make sure your dog doesn’t lick or chew the spot as much as possible. A warm washcloth may soothe the irritated skin and reduce your dog’s discomfort.

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