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Hot Spots

Postby Sinega » Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:46 pm

Hello all,

Ted my 10 month old Chow Chow is now developing his 4th hot spot, previously they have been treated with steroids/antibiotics and cream from the vet, paired with shaving the hair around it to allow it to breathe.

He is fed mainly on James Wellbeloved- http://www.petsathome.com/shop/en/pets/dry-puppy-food/james-wellbeloved-fish-and-rice-junior-large-breed-15kg-%28online-only%29?orderBy=1&fa=%7c%7cprice_GBP%253A%255B0%2b80%255D%7c%7cads_f13001_ntk_cs%253A%2522Hypoallergenic%2522#
In addition we mix some chicken thighs or mince beef in with it. Treats are dentastix, schmackos and sometimes cheese.

Anyone have any advice to offer? Should probably add that he is shedding profusely at minute, does get brushed 2-3 times per week and dried if he gets wet.

Really don't want to see him on any more steroids, when he gets one he will not leave it alone and ends up removing a lot of hair- however he gets very distressed by the head collar :(

Thanks in advance,
Sinead & Ted

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Re: Hot Spots

Postby Rory's Dad » Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:22 pm

Hate to cut the vet out of the equation, but limit the treats to just the cheese. Try a tea tree spray or an oatmeal spray to alleviate the itching. See if these help rather than the steroids.

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Re: Hot Spots

Postby Patrisse » Fri May 13, 2016 1:20 am

How do you know when the hotspot is about to get healed? I noticed some parts of the affected area darkens or turns black? Is this a sign that it's healing?

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Re: Hot Spots

Postby J0rdan » Sat May 14, 2016 8:34 am

Sometimes they will turn a darker shade when the irritation is beginning to scab over and heal. Hope he is feeling better :)


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