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Old April 8th 09, 01:46 AM posted to rec.pets.dogs.behavior,rec.pets.dogs.breeds,rec.pets.dogs.health,rec.pets.dogs.rescue,alt.med.veterinary
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Default Can someone help me understand hot spots?

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"Charley Sante" wrote:


"Suzie-Q" wrote in message
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My dog gets hot spots. Normally I treat them with
cortisone spray and they go away. For the past few
days she's had a particularly nasty hot spot that
has gotten larger. Neither cortisone nor Gentamicin
Topical Spray have helped much.

Please help me to understand hot spots. What causes
them? Why does my dog insist on licking and causing
the raw spots? How can I prevent them? What is the
best way to provide her some relief from the discomfort
she is obviously feeling.

Please provide any other info you might find helpful.

Thank you,


My dog (a 1 year old Yellow Lab) was biting his tail
at the root (Vet said his anal gland was blocked, and
was causing an itch).

After squeezing it, he still wouldn't stop biting his
tail. The vet advised a neck-funnel (don't know wat
you US-guy's call those) so he couldn't reach his butt.

elizabethan collar!

I hate those things, i think they will drive a dog nuts.


I tried the wits end method. (difficult to read such a long
textfile if English is not your native language) Luckily this
is without all the "HOWE's" etc.so at least it's readable for
somebody like me.


The minute he started to bite i trew my key's
next to him on the floor, and praised him (he
stopped biting and looked up when he heard
the sound) I did this 7 times,


after that the tailbiting completely stopped.
Just give the wits end method a try.


One of the possible downloadlocations
is http://www.doggydoright.com/id3.html
Hennie van Dalen
www.chello.nl/~h.vandalen11


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From: Paul B )
Subject: dog chewing he paw raw.
Date: 2004-01-01 22:19:01 PST


Both my dogs at some stage have licked a spot somewhere on
their bodies and I have always managed to train them to stop.
In all cases there was nothing wrong that licking would have
helped (Roz has had cut pads, stitches in her belly and skin
irritations, all tempting her to lick), none of their licking
has been due to any allergies. When I see the dog licking more
than normal I look at the spot to see whats there and decide
if a vet appointment is needed or to wait and see, keeping a
close eye.


To stop the licking I distract the dog and give it
some friendly banter, when it starts licking again I repeat,
usually after about 4 times the dog stops, for the moment at
least, if it starts again then repeat, before long the dog has
no more desire to lick that spot at all.


Paul

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