Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Poor Storm!!! She absolutely will not leave her hotspot alone so she's having to submit to the torture of wearing a t-shirt. Does everyone care to share their home remedies for hotspots? Growing up we always treated with with peroxide and something called pink lady. I don't have any pink lady so I'm using gold bond powder to help dry it out. I trimmed the hair back and I'm giving Benadryl for the itching. If she doesn't leave it alone she's going to be turned into a conehead dangit lol. It really isn't very big or bad, but it's obviously bothering her quite a bit. I still don't know what caused it. There's no break in the skin (no bug bite or scratch). The skin on her tummy is a little pink (a sign of her allergies flaring up), but here ears look good (they are usually red when she has a bad allergy flare up). It still could be allergies though. Or a bug bite that I can't see. Dunno. We may never know. I think the dog I had growing up that got them all the time was from arthritis because they were always over his hip and he'd been hit by a truck when he was younger so that hip bothered him. Hotspots can be a sign of pain, but it's right over her ribs so I doubt it's anything like arthritis. Anyway I'm going to continue to treat it since I have some experience with them, but if it doesn't get better I'll have the vet check it out. I'm sure all they will do is exactly what I'm doing though.
Oh the good news is my husband finally found a job!! It comes with benefits and 401k so I'm relieved and excited. :D Oh and they are working around his school schedule too. :D