Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Poor Storm

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


  1. Poor Storm, hopefully the hotspot goes away.

    Congratulations for your husband! It's always good to find a job that fits in to everything else xD I'm still hoping to find that, and now just trying to manage this summer with current job.


  2. Congratulations on the job. That is super news!

    My airedale suffered from summer hot spots something awful. I cleaned them up as best I could but sometimes I did have to take him to the vet for a good clipping. That usually revealed that it was bigger than originally thought.

    I think getting all the fur away from the whole thing helps. I also had a spray from the vet that contained steroids to help with the itchies.

    That said, Angus usually spent at least half of the summer in a cone.

    Mango Momma

  3. Congrats for the Hubby! I am glad he found an employer that is flexible for him.

    Good luck with Storm, I haven't had to experience with hot spots

  4. Hot spots are horrible. We had a dog who was plagued with them. The only thing that helped was steroids. My sister's dog has issues, and he lives on Benedryl all summer. I hope she gets better, soon.

  5. Oh poor Storm! Although i have to say, that picture of her in the T-shirt is just the cutest thing!!! -:-)

    Oh - and major congrats on your husband's job! That's wonderful news!!


  6. Poor Storm :( From my very limited experience with hot spots you just need to shave off the area and wait unless it's bad enough it needs antibiotics. I used tea bags on Lance's to dry it out but he really needed prednisone for it to heal.


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