We have a 13 week old Yellow Labrador named Penny.
On Saturday afternoon I noticed an unusual red area which almost looked like a cut up near her front right elbow. She had just spent the last hour playing with a friends 5 month old Lab and I put it down to a bit of rough and tumble at the time.
That night I had another look and it had grown slightly and weeped a little more and matted a bit of the surrounding fur. It feels callas like and when pressed doesn’t seem to cause her any discomfort.
This is our first family dog so we're very precioius with her. I’ve heard of hot spots and thought this may have been one? She’s not been wet often, is eating well and hasn’t had any other kinds of issues recently. I've been keeping a real close eye on her the past couple of days, she isn't limping on it and doesn't lick / chew the area.
At the moment I’ve carefully clipped some of the hair around the spot away and am cleaning it regularly with a solution of antibacterial detol and warm water. I then dry the area thoroughly and apply a diluted solution of water and Betadine.
I checked it this morning (Monday) and it doesn’t seem to have got any bigger and still doesnt appear to be causing her discomfort. The area is dry and doesnt appear to be weeping anything.
Can anyone shed some more light on if it is in fact a hot spot or possibly something else? So frustrating because I had her at the vet Saturday morning but this didn’t pop up until the afternoon!!!
Any tips / info greatly appreciated.
First two photo's are after I've cleaned it yesterday, second photo I just got the missus to send me, it hasn't been cleaned in that one and I wonder if it looks worse because of the residual Betadine.