Moist Dermatitis or “Hot Spots” in Dogs

The dog’s skin is the largest organ of the body, yet it has a very limited number of ways in which it responds to trauma. “Hot Spots” or acute moist dermatitis are areas on the dog’s skin due to your dog’s itching, biting and scratching and may often show up quite abruptly. A lot of these spots may become pretty big and may appear anywhere on the dog. I find it quite often in the spring time once the temperatures are hotter as well as the humidity is high. The dogs with the thick undercoat, including Labrador retrievers, golden retrievers and rottweilers are susceptible to developing these spots on their face and neck. Quite often, areas located at the base of the tail are more than likely because of fleas since fleas love to gather in these spots. Many dogs happen to be so allergic to fleas, the bite of one flea is sufficient to cause the dog to itch all over. Any type of injury can begin the process which the dog then exacerbates by endless chewing and licking which often creates a vicious cycle and will cause the hot spot to spread.

The dog normally has bacteria that resides on their skin and as long as the skin is healthy, the germs almost never trigger any trouble. However when something develops, such as a fleabite, cut or allergies, the dog starts to lick, bite, chew and scratch which disrupts the defensive layer of the skin. When that occurs, the bacteria on the skin, in addition to the germs in the mouth, set up housekeeping in the skin. This creates a fast spreading infection which may be rather painful. The spot on the skin is red, raw and seems moist because the wound oozes serum and pus. The hair then mats down over the wound and the infection then spreads beneath the hair.

A trip to the veterinarian is often warranted. In many cases the fur has to be clipped away to prevent the spread of the infection. Sometimes, these hot spots are so painful, the dog may need to be sedated in order to have the region cleansed and shaved. Antibiotics are prescribed to manage the infection and follow-up antibiotics are sent home. Sprays, ointments and medicated shampoos can also be prescribed to continue treatment at home.. For some dogs, a special collar may be used to help prevent the dog from chewing at the spots.

The root reason for the insult should likewise be tackled. If fleas are present, then all year round flea control may be recommended.(over the counter flea control is not recommended) Pollen, food, and other allergens can also precipitate an attack. Sometimes special diets with essential fatty acids and a novel protein source for instance salmon, lamb or venison might be recommended to help heal the skin. Blood and skin tests can be preformed to help identify what the dog is allergic to and special allergy injections or prescription diets can be offered.

Check your dog daily for itchy spots and use flea control suggested by your veterinarian year round to help prevent hot spots caused by flea allergies. Daily grooming and brushing can keep mats from developing. If your dog is itching continuously, take him to the veterinarian to handle the itching before the infection can progress.
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Keep your dog free of fleas and ticks with Advantix. This great product provides awesome protection for your dog. No one likes to find fleas hopping on their dogs or ticks embedded in their dog’s skin. Advantix kills nearly all fleas within the first several hours, so it is helpful in dogs with dermatitis caused by flea allergies. Safe enough to use on very young puppies, Advantix does not lose its ability to kill fleas and ticks even after getting wet while swimming or bathing.

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So if you should see a flea hopping around on your dog or find a tick imbedded in his skin, reach for K9 Advantix and protect your dog and your home from an infestation. Advantix does not need a prescription to use but may be purchased from your veterinarian.

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6 MONTH K9 ADVANTIX II Medium Dog (for dogs 11-20 lbs)

K9 Advantix II for Medium Dogs up to 11-20 lbs Keep your dog safe from irritating and dangerous pests with K9 Advantix II for Medium Dogs weighing 11-20 pounds. Formulated for dogs seven weeks of age and older and weighing 11-20 pounds , K9 Advantix II outperforms its competitors not only by killing more varieties of pests, but also by repelling them to prevent future attacks. Repels and Kills Ticks, Fleas, and Mosquitos The active ingredients in K9 Advantix II help keep your dog safe from ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes. These effective compounds attack the pests’ nerve cells, paralyzing and effectively killing them, as well as repelling them from future attacks. Most ticks are repelled and killed before they can attach, which may reduce the risk of transmitting disease-causing organisms to your pet. K9 Advantix II effectively kills and repels Deer ticks, American dog ticks, Brown dog ticks, and Lone Star ticks. Flea life cycle. View larger . Fights Against Fleas at All Stages of Development K9 Advantix II protects your pet against fleas at all stages of the parasite’s development. K9 Advantix II breaks the flea life cycle by killing the living fleas on your dog before they can lay eggs. It also prevents the development of existing flea eggs, larvae, and pupae, helping to prevent future infestations. K9 Advantix II also kills reinfesting fleas (newly hatched fleas jumping back on your dog) within two hours, and it prevents fleas on a treated dog from infesting your home. Effective Against Biting Flies and Lice In addition to complete tick, flea, and mosquito protection, K9 Advantix II also repels painful biting flies from feeding on your dog, and it effectively kills up to 100 percent of lice within one week of treatment. Waterproof Formula K9 Advantix II is waterproof, so there’s no need to reapply after your dog has a bath or goes for a swim. Studies show that dogs are still protected against parasites after exposure to water, though for best results, dogs treated with K9 Advantix II should be bathed with a non-detergent shampoo. Package Contents Box includes six 1.0-milliliter tubes of K9 Advantix II for Medium Dogs up to 11-20 pounds. K9 Advantix II for Medium Dogs up to 11-20 lbs Kills and repels ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes Repels biting flies and kills lice Waterproof formula won’t wash off from swimming or bathing Includes six convenient one-month doses Easy to apply For dogs seven weeks of age and older and weighing 11-20 pounds View larger . The adult fleas you see are only a small percentage of the infestation. View larger . K9 Advantix II is Available In: Small Dog (under 10 pounds) Medium Dog (11 – 20 pounds) Large Dog (21 – 55 pounds) Extra-Large Dog (over 55 pounds) 4 month 6 month 12 month 4 month 6 month 12 month 4 month 6 month 12 month 4 month 6 month 12 month






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4 MONTH K9 ADVANTIX Teal (for dogs 11-20lbs)

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K9 Advantix Teal is a once-a-month topical tick, mosquito and flea treatment for dogs and puppies 7 weeks of age and older. It contains imidacloprid and permethrin. It also remains effective after swimming or bathing. This is the ultimate protection for your dog! Each packet contains 4 applications providing 4 months of protection. Protect your dog today. Effective Flea & Tick Control . . . No Prescription Required!Guaranteed US EPA approved. Each package of K9 Advantix for Dogs lasts 4 to 6 months (One vial per month) Kills 98%-100% of fleas within 12 hours – helpful in dogs with Flea Allergy Dermatitis Protects against deadly Lyme Disease, spread by ticks Repels and kills mosquitos, carriers of dangerous West Nile Virus Water-resistant, easy to apply formula stays on in baths or in the rain

 

Oatmeal Flea Relief Shampoo for Dogs & Puppies

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For use on dogs and puppies over 6 weeks old. This product offers a natural, effective alternative to traditional flea allergy dermatitis shampoos. Ingredients: Micronized oatmeal, d’Limonene, tea tree oil, aloe vera, lavender, citronella, bay leaf extract, eucalyptus oil, pennyroyal oil. 16 fl. oz.

 

3 Pack ProMeris for Dogs 11-22 lbs

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ProMeris® for Dogs is a topical, waterproof spot-on medication for the control of existing flea and tick infestations, as well as the prevention of re-infestation, in dogs and puppies 8 weeks and older. For Dogs over 11 lbs and up to 22 lbs. Effective on indoor and outdoor dogs. Each package contains 3 applicators (0.045 fl.oz. each). ProMeris for dogs uses the active ingredient metaflumizone to kill fleas. Metaflumizone, a new compound in veterinary medicine, is proven to protect against fleas, including those that may cause flea allergy dermatitis. The single spot application is easy to use. Buy ProMeris for Dogs to kill and prevent flea and tick effectively. New mode of action – voltage dependent sodium channel blocker Flea control for today’s flea challenges Long-lasting flea control for up to 6 weeks. Kills fleas that may cause flea allergy dermatitis Kills ticks that may transmit Lyme disease, canine ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever WaterproofActive Ingredients: Metaflumizone …..14.34% Amitraz…..14.34% Other Ingredients…..71.32%Directions for Use: For control of fleas and ticks, apply the entire contents of the applicator to a single spot on the skin of the dog between shoulder blades. Do NOT apply on the surface of dog’s hair coat. Avoid contact with treated area until dry. Avoid allowing the product to come in contact with your skin. Monthly application is recommended for effective control of fleas and ticks and to prevent re-infestation. Do NOT apply more than once monthly.

 

PNP Healthy Skin Itch Relief Spray for Dogs – 8 oz Bottle

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PNP Healthy Skin Itch Relief Spray for dog provides gentle and immediate relief from minor skin pain and irritations caused by a variety of things including insect bites, abrasions, hot spots, cuts and allergic dermatitis. Our veterinarian formulated itch relief spray for dogs contains Aloe Vera and is designed to provide fast, effective and safe relief.

PNP Healthy Skin Itch Relief Spray for dogs is a great product for all dog owners to have on hand as there are always instances that require a good itch relief product. Comes in a bottle with an easy to administer spray nozzle. Provide your dog with quick relief from hot spots and skin irritations with a canine itch relief spray for dogs from Pet Nutrition Products.

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12 MONTH K 9 ADVANTIX Green (for dogs up to 10lbs.)

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K 9 Advantix Green kills 98-100% of fleas on dogs within 12 hours and continues protection at least 4 weeks. Repels and kills a majority of ticks and mosquitoes. This is the ultimate protection for your dog! Each packet contains 12 applications providing 12 months of protection. Effective Flea & Tick Control . . . No Prescription Required!Guaranteed US EPA approved. Each package of K9 Advantix for Dogs lasts 4 to 6 months (One vial per month) Kills 98%-100% of fleas within 12 hours – helpful in dogs with Flea Allergy Dermatitis Protects against deadly Lyme Disease, spread by ticks Repels and kills mosquitos, carriers of dangerous West Nile Virus Water-resistant, easy to apply formula stays on in baths or in the rain

 
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12 MONTH K9 ADVANTIX Teal (for dogs 11-20lbs)

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New Advantix Teal kills 98-100% of fleas on dogs within 12 hours and continues protection at least 4 weeks. Repels and kills a majority of ticks and mosquitoes. This is the ultimate protection for your dog! Each packet contains 12 applications providing 12 months of protection. Effective Flea & Tick Control . . . No Prescription Required!Guaranteed US EPA approved. Each package of K9 Advantix for Dogs lasts 4 to 6 months (One vial per month) Kills 98%-100% of fleas within 12 hours – helpful in dogs with Flea Allergy Dermatitis Protects against deadly Lyme Disease, spread by ticks Repels and kills mosquitos, carriers of dangerous West Nile Virus Water-resistant, easy to apply formula stays on in baths or in the rain

 
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6 Pack ProMeris for Dogs 11 – 22 lbs

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ProMeris? for Dogs is a topical, waterproof spot-on medication for the control of existing flea and tick infestations, as well as the prevention of re-infestation, in dogs and puppies 8 weeks and older. For Dogs over 11 lbs and up to 22 lbs. Effective on indoor and outdoor dogs. Each package contains 6 applicators (0.045 fl.oz. each). ProMeris for dogs uses the active ingredient metaflumizone to kill fleas. Metaflumizone, a new compound in veterinary medicine, is proven to protect against fleas, including those that may cause flea allergy dermatitis. The single spot application is easy to use. Buy ProMeris for Dogs to kill and prevent flea and tick effectively. New mode of action – voltage dependent sodium channel blocker Flea control for today’s flea challenges Long-lasting flea control for up to 6 weeks. Kills fleas that may cause flea allergy dermatitis Kills ticks that may transmit Lyme disease, canine ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever WaterproofActive Ingredients: Metaflumizone …..14.34% Amitraz…..14.34% Other Ingredients…..71.32%Directions for Use: For control of fleas and ticks, apply the entire contents of the applicator to a single spot on the skin of the dog between shoulder blades. Do NOT apply on the surface of dog’s hair coat. Avoid contact with treated area until dry. Avoid allowing the product to come in contact with your skin. Monthly application is recommended for effective control of fleas and ticks and to prevent re-infestation. Do NOT apply more than once monthly.

 

4 MONTH K 9 ADVANTIX Blue (for dogs over 55lbs.)

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K9 Advantix Blue is a once-a-month topical tick, mosquito and flea treatment for dogs and puppies 7 weeks of age and older. It contains imidacloprid and permethrin. It also remains effective after swimming or bathing. This is the ultimate protection for your dog! Buy K9 Advantix and protect your dog today. Each packet contains 4 applications providing 4 months of protection. Effective Flea & Tick Control . . . No Prescription Required!Guaranteed US EPA approved. Each package of K9 Advantix for Dogs lasts 4 to 6 months (One vial per month) Kills 98%-100% of fleas within 12 hours – helpful in dogs with Flea Allergy Dermatitis Protects against deadly Lyme Disease, spread by ticks Repels and kills mosquitos, carriers of dangerous West Nile Virus Water-resistant, easy to apply formula stays on in baths or in the rain