Our golden boy is sporting new hairstyle?..We have been doing battle with a couple of ‘hotspots on his neck and face and today we came to terms with the fact that a vet visit was going to be necessary…he was scratching and licking constantly..and when I left for work this morning the sores were bleeding…
What are hot spots?..I found this picture on Google..( most of the pictures are of golden retrievers..I think we are doomed to have issues with this)
…the medical term is ‘Acute Moist Pyoderma..it is a bacterial skin infection that can appear very rapidly. These can happen in any local area and either itch or create an inflammatory response. The dog may scratch, itch, rub, lick or chew the area which only aggravates the problem. Hot spots should be treated at the onset in order to prevent them from spreading to other areas.’
this is the top of Tucker’s head..
and the side of his neck…
we are now ‘armed with cream and medication’..in the hopes that he will be better in a week or so…
Cost of these HOT SPOTS?
sedation was deemed necessary.. ( no shaving for our wide awake boy)…$53
grand total…taxes in…$198.13
knowing our boy will rest comfortably is priceless..our poor little ‘buddy’..he is worth it ‘tenfold’!