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Hot Spots on Dogs


Dog licking a hot spot on his leg


Overview


Hot spots, also called acute moist dermatitis, are small areas that appear red, irritated, and inflamed. They are most commonly found on a dog's head, hips, or chest, and often feel hot to the touch. Hot spots can result from a wide range of conditions, including infections, allergies, insect bites, or excessive licking and chewing.


Treatment


Treatment consists of cleansing the hot spot and addressing the underlying condition.


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