What exactly is a "Hot Spot"?

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What exactly is a "Hot Spot"?

Post by M. MacDonal » Thu, 01 Apr 2004 01:42:41

Getting differing opinions on what this is.

Anyone got the definitive word?



What exactly is a "Hot Spot"?

Post by Jo Wo » Thu, 01 Apr 2004 17:15:51

You could probably find the veterinary definition in a text book or on a
vet advise web site.  That said....  It's an area of skin break-down
caused by any of several insults to the skin.  Flea bite allergy, bee
sting, skin trauma, constant dampness (not drying out between swims) are
among the culprits, usually combined with some chewing or***ing by the
dog.... or by scratching if out of range of the mouth.

Jo Wolf
Martinez, Georgia