Today in the afternoon I noticed that my 8 month old GSD had a very smelly and wet spot (fur was quite wet) on his back above hind legs.
I thought that he had maybe sat on something nasty and that's why the smell. So I bathed him completely. But the thing is not going. So I researched and found the closest thing to be Dog Hot spots. But I am not sure.
Here it is now extremely hot with day time temperatures touching 36C.
So, my dog Simba often goes and sleeps in his own wet bathroom, even though the doors to the room are open and the fans are turned on.
He prefers that spot. He has also lost a bit of his lunch appetite since 2 days now. I figured that his loss of appetite in the afternoon was due to the excessive heat. At night, he finishes his meals.
The spot is extremely smelly and was not there in the morning.
It just came out of nowhere in the afternoon. I washed the area with water mixed with Povidone-Iodine (Betadine) around evening.
After 2 more hours, I could see many more of such spots. I applied the Betadine again. He is stinking really bad. But is in playful mood.
I will take him to the vet tomorrow.
Is it serious. Please help me. I don't wanna lose him so early in life. Please please help.