Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Re: Hotspots & pregnancy?
Val, Coke's was not from licking either, it was on his shoulder, weird spot b/c it's more of a dry, exposed spot and cannot be licked. The only thing we could think of was maybe he was always sleeping on the same side, and his crate usually doesn't have blankets just the plastic tray so it's possible moisture was getting locked in his very thick coat.
I posted about it here b/c I'd never seen one before. We went out for lunch for an hour and when we came back, he suddenly had this silver dollar sized sore that was oozing and smelled really bad, it came on so fast.
He is such a baby and so big and strong I took him to the vet to get shaved. And I heard him screaming in the back room, lol. They gave me antibiotics and steroids but I gave him neither. Once the vet shaved it so it could dry it looked better instantly.