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Ok Max has been licking herself ALOT. She is not normally one to get hot spots. She has had a couple but both stemmed out of not ordinary conditions.

Tonight DH was on the floor with her and noticed her hair was getting thin on her shoulder area where she has been licking. Normally she will lick to "thin" hair but not to the skin. Then he noticed what could be a small hot spot on her inner back leg. He got some witch hazel to wipe it with, and discovered what looks like a puncture wound but I have NO idea how she could have possibly done it. She has not been around "sharp" things. It is a circular hole in her thigh. We will take her to the vet, but I do not think this is an "emergency" situation so I may wait until Monday, unless of course we develop other concerns. The area around the "hole" is not overly red, it is not oozing, it does not look "bad" other than it is a hole that should not be there.

I was wondering if you folks have some thoughts for us with this until we can have the vet look at it and give us some professional thoughts? We will keep it clean, and I know we want to keep it open in case it is a puncture. Any ideas would be greatful. She does not seem particularly bothered by it.

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I've never had a situation like that. If all else is fine I think you are fine to wait to visit the vet. Please keep us posted on the diagnosis when you do get to the vet.
 

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Could it be a bug bite? Doesn't really sound like one since it isn't inflamed and she isn't licking it.
It probably wouldn't hurt to give her some benedryl. It might make her leave the shoulder spot alone too.
I hope she gets better quickly!
 

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Could it be a sebascious cyst that has burst? It will make a hole after they open up. I hope that is all it is and she will be ok. I would have her at the vet first thing on Monday morning.
 

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Could it be a sebascious cyst that has burst? It will make a hole after they open up. I hope that is all it is and she will be ok. I would have her at the vet first thing on Monday morning.
My cat has one on her neck that bursts every few months. It is definitely a hole. Then it closes up and a couple of months later, it bursts again. I would have the vet check it out on Monday just to be safe.
 
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