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asked in category: General Last Updated: 4th February, 2020

How do you treat a hot spot on a bulldog?

Treatment of hot spots typically involves some combination of the following:
  1. Clipping the hair around the area to prevent matting.
  2. Cleaning the affected area with gentle antiseptic solutions such as chlorhexidine.
  3. Prescribing topical or oral antibiotics to treat secondary bacterial infections.

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Similarly, you may ask, what home remedy can I use for a hot spot on a dog?

How to Soothe Hot Spots

  1. Shave the area. The first treatment for hot spots is to dry them out and get air to the area.
  2. Cleanse the area. Use cool water and a gentle skin cleanser to clean it.
  3. Cool compress the area. Do this two to four times a day with a cool wet washcloth.
  4. Use medications.
  5. Prevent licking, biting, and scratching.

how can I get my dog to stop licking a hot spot? Keep your pet from licking the area—you guessed it, get out that cone of shame. Apply a warm, moist compress to the area 3 times daily for 5-10 minutes to keep the area clean, to calm the tissues, and to encourage good circulation; allow the area to fully dry before applying anything topically.

Consequently, what causes hot spots on Bulldogs?

Hot Spots in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs is typically triggered by an itch irritant such as an infestation of fleas, presence of dust mites, an insect bite (arthropod), an allergic reaction (often to plants, trees, grass or food), skin rashes, dampness and moisture such as bulldog skin fold dermatitis and wounds.

Is apple cider vinegar good for dog hot spots?

Apple cider vinegar has a cooling sensation, making it a good choice for small topical problems, like burns, bruises, and hot spots. If the wound is at all open or raw, apple cider vinegar will sting! It's especially useful to minimize itchy feet and ears. Thoroughly soak the dog's paws in a vinegar-water mix.

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