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What are Hot Spots on Dogs?

Hot spots on dogs are bacterial infections of the skin. It is also known as acute moist dermatitis and pyrotraumatic dermatitis.

What causes of hot spots on dogs?

Hot spots develop as your dog chews, licks or scratches an itchy or irritated area of the skin, which then becomes infected. The itchiness or irritation may be caused by:

  • fleas and ticks
  • mites
  • hot and humid weather
  • allergies
  • ear infections
  • poor grooming
  • anal gland infections
  • dense hair coat
  • matted hair
  • joint problems (hip dysplasia,
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