Aww the poor bugger!
That looks awful. Does it bother him much and are the anti-biotics working or too soon to tell?
I've got a friend whose dog gets hot spots and she swears by Betadine.
Really hope it clears up for him soon. Big hugs for the poor boy.
If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them. ~Phil Pastoret
Ow that looks awful poor fellow.
Omg, poor Mojo Hope it starts to clear up!
There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.
Thanks guys .. it got a touch worse before it started getting better. The last 2 days it's dried up but still very ugly. The silly bugger didn't do himself any favors by scratching at it. He was about a hour away from getting the bucket on his head. The vet said the needle would take 24 hours to work and that was pretty much on the mark. Still rubbing in antibiotic cream everyday and will do until the tube is finished.
Cant believe this one.... it tripled in size overnight and then doubled again by the next afternoon. I'll never be slack again and ignore the tiniest of marks on him.
I do believe the root cause was that Brindle Bastard that always goes for Mojos rolly cheeks when they play fight. They dont look loose when he's lying down like this but there's a lot of loose skin to grab right there. I've had them seperated the last few days which meant Mojo got free run of the whole house while we where at work/school. I'm pretty sure he slept right on the otherside of the glass door where Bronx could see him living the good life inside LOL.
Oh wow, that's nasty, I'm feeling for ya poor little(huh, little, ya what ...) mate Sean. You live close enough to the beach to get him there everyday? If you're lucky enough to get him in the ocean water daily, I reckon that will at least help. Young Brockle had a couple of patches looking, well, nothing like that bad, but they kept breaking out and by bathing them in the ocean daily(several times over his 1 - 2 hour beach visit) daily they cleared up and eventually stayed away ... so far at least anyway.
Alternatively, my vet said betadine, no mention of dilution, just betadine.
Last edited by mymatejack; 02-24-2014 at 03:12 AM.
Another thing I did with young Brockstar when I had a few days where I couldn't get him to the beach was to get half a cup or so of water, boil it in the microwave and add a shed load of cooking salt to it. Stir it until disolved, wait of course until it cools and then constantly dab the spot with the salt water. Not quite as good as sea water I don't think but it still definately works
Sean... The trick with hotspots are to dry them out and the creams tend to keep them wet. My parents have a golden retriever and she gets a lot of hotspots. They swear by isocol rubbing alcohol as it kills the bacteria and dries the spot out. Just put it in a spray bottle and spray once or twice a day.. It's in a green bottle (with a crocodile I think) in the medicine section of the supermarket. Sometimes if they're really big spots (like Mojos), you need some antibiotic tablets but isocol works really well in stopping the spots from growing when they first appear.
Give Mojo a big hug for me and I hope the big teddy bear is feeling better soon
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