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Cooper has a hotspot =(

Well it snuck up on us We saw he had a some scabs in his fur up top Sunday afternoon. By the morning, it was the size of a quarter, and by the time we got him to the vet it was the size of a the size of a 50 cent piece. Poor guy has a bald noggin like me now... but at least it's dried up and healing now. He's not much worse for the wear though. It's business as usual for him The last two were taken sometime last week, but the first three are from yesterday and today.









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Awww...poor guy...I hope it heals fast!

By the way...how do dogs get hot spots?

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He is still a very handsome boy. I hate that they have to shave the hot spots. It takes such a long time for the hair to grow back. Maybe you can get him a baseball cap to wear while it is healing. LOL




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Awww...poor guy...I hope it heals fast!

By the way...how do dogs get hot spots?
It's a bacterial infection that happens when a bug bite or scratch festers. His last play date was a little mouthy and probably chomped on his head last Friday when they were horsing around.

I hope it heals up soon too. Maybe we can fade it in when a summer cut is in order?
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Poor baby, it takes so long to get the hair back, Rusty was shot with a bee bee gun and still is growing his hair back.
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Good to hear that Cooper is taking his hot spot in stride. At least he can't lick that one very easy. Hope things heal up quickly.



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Awww... poor fellow. I feel bad for him, but, I just had to chuckle a little...........
He looks jewish.

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Oh my, that one looks painful! I hate hot spots! This past year we've been finding them more than previous. Waiting for the hair to grow back takes so o o o o long. Give Cooper a big hug and a kiss from us and tell him it will be better soon. (At least he can't lick that one and make it worse!)

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Maybe Rogaine??? Hope his spot isn't sore!!
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Can be a fungal infection too. If you have a dog who seems to get hotspots from every little scratch it's a good idea to get their thyroid tested. Hyperthyroid Goldens do seem to be way more prone to hotspots, nad other skin problems.

Your dog doesn't have to have all the common symptoms of hyperthyroidism to actually have low values.

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