I have a 5 year old welsh corgi that we adopted from our humane society.....I noticed shortly after she came to live in our home, she developed these "hot spots" on her underside.right now, she has a HUGE sore on her leg....she keeps chewing on it and it seems she tends to throw up quite a bit during the time of these sores. We have used both oral and prenisone in the past...any ideas what i can do about these and how to prevent them?
If you got your dog from a humane society, there is a good chance she wasn't receiving the nourishment she required. Hot Spots are very common, especially in Summer, but that isn't to say they aren't terribly uncomfortable for dogs either. Here is a good article about the different causes of hot spots, and ways they can be treated and prevented. Give it a read and I think you will be off to a good start - http://www.inpetsupplements.com/hot-spots-dogs.php
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I am with Ruffin on this! What are you feeding? I had I pit bull that had hot spots it turned out to be a allergy to corn and other friends that have had the same problem. I changed to lamb and rice and it went away. I would check to make sure that there are no fleas also some dogs are highly allergec to them also I have a dog that is allergic to frontline it makes her lose you hair. If you look into all these problems and it is not one of them I would have your vet check for mange. Good luck with your fur baby!