I noticed Friday night that Jake had what appeared to be a small cut or maybe a bite on his neck. Jazzy has a bad habit of grabbing him by the neck when they play and has broken the skin before. I cleaned it up and didn't think much more about it. Sunday I noticed that it was much larger, oozing and hair gone. I had put an antibiotic cream on it. Jake won't let me get near it and it now looks like it is getting crusty. Can a small cut turn into a hot spot? Jerry thinks it is from Jake scratching at it and Jazzy licking it.
Looks like a definite hotspot to me, Linda. Frankie's looked like a simple cat scratch, until the vet shaved it. I'll spare you the pictures again. :-X
"Each is a creature of Earth and is entitled to reside on it with dignity"
Thunder is just getting over a hot spot. I tried the remedy I found on her. Gold Bond powder and an e collar. Cleared up in about 3 or 4 days.
It's not the destination, it's the journey!
Will the hair grow back?
Riley's hair grew back in about a week or two. He was getting them every once in a while (looks just like your pics) but thankfully he hasn't had one in a while - knock on wood! I'd say try the Gold Bond powder, that seems to work real well! Good luck!
Didn't someone a while back have a dog that went to day care and came home with a bite that got infected and was oozing and looked like a hot spot. I could be wrong I've heard to use gold bond before too hopefully it will help.
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Here is an informative article on hot spots.
Ruger used to get hotspots a LOT, and horrible ones. The best treatment I found for them was to scrub the hotspot with hydrogen peroxide. (I used a cotton ball soaked in hydrogen peroxide and scrubbed it several times a day). I've tried a LOT of other treatments, but this simple remedy worked the fastest for us for drying it up. You also need to cut the hair away from it so it can get air to it. Yes, it will heal, and it will grow the hair back fairly quickly.
On a side note, since I switched Ruger to a non-grain kibble, he hasn't gotten any more hotspots. Knock on wood!!!
Thanks for all the helpful information. This is the first hot spot for Jake. It doesn't looks better tonight, but I will trim the hair if I can get someone to help me hold him. He is the biggest wuss!