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Angry Hot Spots and Scratching Problem!

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Our Girls Savannah Mae has a HotSpot that she scratched until it got ugly and bloody... [we took her to the vet since at the time we din;t know it was a HS.looked like she was bit by something].. Anyways, vet shaved it down, cleaned it and put her on antibiotics since it looked a bit infected..

we have put socks on the paw she scratches with, rubberband it on but she keep scratching away until the soxs come off.. short of wrapping some ductape arounf her paws then 2 socks, anyone have any suggestions? wife always keeps the girls nails trimmed also. Dog keeps opening up the wound and then it bleeds again.

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Did the Vet recommended any shampoo? I tried DERMagic's shampoo and its Hotpot Salve which is very effective.

For scratches issue, I guess the only way to watch her out closely.
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Where is the hot spot? Is it in a place where a cone would prevent her from scratching it?

Also, you can put listerine (gold)--then gold bond powder on it to try to knock it out.

Also, *my* golden is prone to hot spots--especially on the wrong food. Chicken and potatoes are the culprits for him--so if this becomes a common thing for her--you may want to visit her diet. But also, staying damp can cause it--as well as environmental things, etc. But for us, I have found avoiding certain things helps my boy tremendously and thought it was worth mentioning. Best of luck to you both--hot spots are no fun.
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thanks for replies..
our vet told us not to put anything on it like anti-bacterial creams etc. Needs to air dry on it's on but we may ignore that part a bit and use the gold bond powder... the spots come from wet spots under the hair..[long haired dogs like goldens are prone to this.. our last resort is the dreaded :Cone".. This is the 1st time for either dog[ 7 & 9] to have a HS.. we have had them on the same 2 alternating kibbles for years so we know it;s prob not that.. Canidae and Taste of the Wild..

we'll give the powder a shot for now..I know that stuff works good for humans to subside itching,,
thanks..
btw: Hot Spot is on her face below her ear..uses her rear paw to scratch it..

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This is the 1st time for either dog[ 7 & 9] to have a HS.. we have had them on the same 2 alternating kibbles for years so we know it;s prob not that.. Canidae and Taste of the Wild..
Dogs can develop allergies after 7 or 9 years--so it's not out of the question......may not be it at all, but just something to make note of. Hope she feels better soon--they must be miserable. Good luck!
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