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Hot Spots

A hot spot is an itchy, red, and often ulcerated skin lesion that develops very rapidly (hence the name ‘Hot Spot’) caused by a series of events that begins with very itchy skin. This itch could be due to fleas or other insect bites, allergies, or even an ear infection. In response to the itch,…
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Hot spots

Meet Gus! Poor Gus was suffering from a severe itch due to an underlying ear infection. As if that wasn’t bad enough, his excessive scratching has led to a deep hotspot. These occur due to extreme scratching or licking causing trauma to the skin, leaving a raw, oozy surface. Disruption to the protective skin barrier…
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