Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > Discussion Groups - mainly cats and dogs > Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time!

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old September 3rd, 2007, 04:26 PM
skysmom skysmom is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1
itchy dog - hot spots?


My dog has been very itchy lately, and I've found some sores on his body that I believe are the culprit. I've been to the vet, and he gave me some antibiotics and shampoo/conditioner for him, but didn't really explain to me what might be going on, so I thought I would solicit some info from people who might have experience with this sort of thing.

I tried to take a picture of the sore that I found on my dog, (it wasn't easy!)it's a little round bump that looked like a blister at first, but has since been scratched to the point where it's red and scabby. I've been reading about "hot spots" and wondered if that's what it might be.

I've attached the photo, so if anyone might have some ideas for me, I'd feel a lot better.

My poor itchy guy will thank you for it!

Sky's mom. =)
Attached Images
Reply With Quote
Old September 3rd, 2007, 06:52 PM
crazydays's Avatar
crazydays crazydays is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 247
Its not an imbedded tick is it??? Just a thought.
Reply With Quote
Old September 3rd, 2007, 06:57 PM
mummummum's Avatar
mummummum mummummum is offline
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: The Hammer
Posts: 8,534
Hopefully it's NOT a tick but I assume your Vet had a look at it. Hotspots are like coin-sized, raw or red-scabby, sore-looking skin. They get them from licking and gnawing themselves rather than scratching. Can't imagine why your Vet gave you antibiotics ~ is there an infection on one of the spots? Sorry, I'm just blind enough that I can't tell if there is infection from your picture ~ it looks like a regular old bug bite or a pimple to me. Did your Vet not recommend anything like Benadryl to reduce the itchiness?
Reply With Quote
Old September 3rd, 2007, 08:42 PM
Frenchy's Avatar
Frenchy Frenchy is offline
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Quebec
Posts: 30,227
Don't know what it is but it's defenetly not a hot spot.
Reply With Quote
Old September 3rd, 2007, 08:56 PM
Rottielover Rottielover is offline
Rottie owner and lover
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 2,799
I do not know where it is on the body, but if it is on the belly, sure looks like a nipple.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
    Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 0%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:43 AM.