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24 Oct 2006

Hot spots
I wonder if you can help me.

I have a golden retriever of 7 years old,he suffers from hot spots especially in summer. Mainly top of tail and upper thighs.
How can I treat these or prevent them?

Thanks
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CyberVet
cybervet

01 Jan 0001

Hot spots are treated by clipping the coat clear around and over the affected area and using a topical antibiotic preparation. They can appear "overnight" and can be minimized by keeping the coat clean and bathing with medicated shampoos periodically. They can cause immense pain and sometimes affected animals need to be sedated to enable them to be clipped.
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