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Hello All,

My 8 year old started to exhibit signs of chewing on himself 2 days ago on his hind side. I put some natural ointment on that "lesion" to combat his biting there. However the "lesion" has exacerbated and now has grown into about a 3 to 4 inch skin exposure that is rather painful to Cinco. I even attempted a cold rag to stop pain for a bit this morning and he wanted nothing to do with it...Stupid vet cannot get me in until tomorrow mid-morning. Just wondering if there is something over the counter that could help him....I stayed home from work today to watch him and he has not scratched or mouthed that area all day. However it seems to have gotten a little bigger as hair is bunching up and just falling off exposing more skin...I have posted a pic....Can someone please help me with this in the short term???

Rick B.....
 

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P.S. He is alot of discomfort.....I am sure that 95 degree weather doesn't help the comfort level...
 

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That's one sore looking hot spot, poor guy. If you have a Tractor supply near you, they carry Bannix and Vetrimycin sprays. Either will help him out. I used the Bannix for the first time recently and was pretty impressed. There was no stinging and the skin healed very quickly.
 

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What time is your appointment? If it is in the afternoon, I would call to request an early morning appt. tell them it is urgent. Hot spot spread quickly as you have already seen. My vet once told me that they usually save one appointment spot in the morning just in case for an urgent call. Also, seeing is believing so if you have their email, send this pic to him/her with the explanation why he needs to be seen asap. that should get you in sooner and justifiably.

If you have a cone, put it on him. Even if he isn't chewing in front of you, chances are he will during the night.

That does looks very painful.

Edit: Sorry, I just saw that the appt is mid morn. I would still call as soon as they open.
 

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Thank you for the response....

@Krymedogg, how is he doing now? I have had my share of battles with hot spots and know how painful they can be so I was just wondering how he is doing and hope that he is on the mend and that you are working through the underlying cause of his itching.

I really hope he's feeling better.
 
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