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I just looked on the Internet. The exact same thing is from $8 to $12 depending on where you buy.

$45? I'm demanding an explanation for this...



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Yikes!!!

I've never seen one that bad on my guys

Daki usually gets a 'hot spot' after being bathed. That's about it.

The vet gives me Zymox for it.

$45 for a 2 oz bottle. Jeezus....
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They can get pretty nasty, especially if the hair is not shaved away. The hair promotes bacterial growth. Shadow had a really bad one on his neck. It went from being the size of a nickel to the size of my hand overnight. It was awful. I'm extra careful when Shadow gets any type of infection because he had a FHO, but mainly because of his Total Hip Replacement. He hasn't gotten another since the bad one. We keep him away from foods he is allerigic to. I can't believe Tucker has his first Hot Spot in 6 years. OMG...I missed Tucker's Birthday! Holy Smokes!


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They are called "Lick Granulomas."

The best way to help them heal quickly is put an e-collar on the head to prevent them from licking it, which just makes sense.

The best product I've found to help skin heal quickly from lick granulomas, bug bites, cuts, irritated skin is Apawthecary FidoDerm by Animal Essentials.
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Yikes!!!

I've never seen one that bad on my guys

Daki usually gets a 'hot spot' after being bathed. That's about it.

The vet gives me Zymox for it.

$45 for a 2 oz bottle. Jeezus....
Just a suggestion, but try a different shampoo, and make sure he's rinsed, rinsed and rinsed again. Comb him out before his bath and make sure he dries well within a few hours. You can put a bit of peroxide or vinegar in with the shampoo solution (mix the shampoo with water to get it through the coat without using as much or making one spot too soapy) to kill bacteria as well if it's a concern, but sometimes it's just an allergy to the shampoo. Earthbath makes good stuff for shampoo.

As for your vet charging you $45 a bottle, well.... yeah I'd be annoyed too! For that they'd better be coming to apply it too!

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G used to get them anytime I got him groomed, I think from the irritation from the razor - so I had to stop taking him and groom him ourselves very gently -

The only thing that worked was the dreaded lampshade cone head - and doggie benadryl - my old neighbor worked for a vet and gave them to him and it cleared it up immediately.....im assuming all dogs are different but thats what worked for G

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Oh, yeah. We've done all that over the last 9 years. I think every type of shampoo (baby, herbal, natural, medicated, etc...) has been tried. None have made a difference.

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Just a suggestion, but try a different shampoo, and make sure he's rinsed, rinsed and rinsed again. Comb him out before his bath and make sure he dries well within a few hours. You can put a bit of peroxide or vinegar in with the shampoo solution (mix the shampoo with water to get it through the coat without using as much or making one spot too soapy) to kill bacteria as well if it's a concern, but sometimes it's just an allergy to the shampoo. Earthbath makes good stuff for shampoo.

As for your vet charging you $45 a bottle, well.... yeah I'd be annoyed too! For that they'd better be coming to apply it too!

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I actually have a Kooldryer, purchased just to be sure Shadow was really dry. I think Tucker may have gotten his spot from a nick or something at the groomer.


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Oh, yeah. We've done all that over the last 9 years. I think every type of shampoo (baby, herbal, natural, medicated, etc...) has been tried. None have made a difference.
Then the obvious thing to consider is a food or inhalant (environmental) allergy. Either of those two can cause dogs to create hotspots on their body, either from licking or scratching. When a dog consumes something they're sensitive to (even something as small as a pebble), those allergens can last up to 3-6 months in the body.
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He's on California Natural now. He was moved to that from ProPlan because of allergies.

Since we did that he has had no ear issues and the only time he ever gets a hot spot is after bathing. Once it clears up, about 3 weeks, it's all over and we don't see any other issues unless he is bathed again.
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