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I have a 5 month old American Bulldog and he has a hot spot at the base of his tail and up on his back a little. I have shaved it down but don't exactly know what to put on it. Does anyone know?
 

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The few times I had boarders come in with hot spots I used a tea tree oil horse salve that I keep around for when the doggies get scrapes and it worked great. I know other breeders that use either goldbond powder or cream or an antibiotic ointment like neosporin. If you continue to have hot spot issues I would look into your dog's diet or a possible flea allergy, (it only takes one flea).
 

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I thought it was going away and then he bit at it again and made it ooz and all that. What would I need to change in his diet? I meen what would cause it? Just and FYI he is an inside dog and I use frontline on him. He get a bath about once a week or so. He is mostly white so he looks dirty fast.
 

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If it's still oozing, I would wash it and treat it again and then pick up an e-collar at Petco. It won't heal if he keeps chewing it . . . poor guy, it's probably itchy.<br><br>
Food allergies and flea allergies are common causes of hot spots. It sounds like you have the fleas covered. What food is he eating? There is a sticky at the top of the forum about dog food. We feed Canidae. I think it's one of the best foods that's still affordable for most people.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">If it's still oozing, I would wash it and treat it again and then pick up an e-collar at Petco. It won't heal if he keeps chewing it . . . poor guy, it's probably itchy.<br><br>
Food allergies and flea allergies are common causes of hot spots. It sounds like you have the fleas covered. What food is he eating? There is a sticky at the top of the forum about dog food. We feed Canidae. I think it's one of the best foods that's still affordable for most people.</div>
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I feel really bad for him. I know it must hurt. I let him out this morning(he wanted out at 7) and I woke up around 8 and he had itched it in one spot so he had blood on his coat. It looks so bad on his white fur that I had to give him a bath. I hadn't thought about the e-collar but that's a good idea. Someone sugested desitin. I have an infant so I tryed it and it seemes to have helped some but It needs some more TLC
 
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