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Offline BreezyPitBull

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Hot spot? Opinions please!
« on: August 24, 2016, 05:44:58 PM »
Magnum & I have been hitting the river multiple times a week, where he greatly enjoys swimming. A few days ago I noticed rash-type symptoms developing and today it looks much worse. I gave him a bath a few days ago when I first noticed it, however we have been to the river since then and the symptoms have worsened since then. Today I shaved the area and took a few photos. Does this look like a hot spot? Opinions?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/144780811@N07/shares/mJ473S

I apologize for the link rather than just posting the 3 photos. Flickr is defeating me today.

Thank you in advance.

Offline raindear

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Re: Hot spot? Opinions please!
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2016, 05:16:31 PM »
I don't know much about this kind of thing, but I can think of three things it could be - flea allergy, parasites he picked up in the river, or mange. I don't know what "hot spots" are, but I think a vet visit is in order.

Offline ecaus18

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Re: Hot spot? Opinions please!
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2016, 11:07:04 AM »
How's he doing? any change?
A hot spot tents to be more round, and usually on a bone-y spot they might put pressure on such as the elbows, or on the paws. Also, with hot spots, generally you will see the dog chewing/licking on them fairly often.