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Summer Hot Spots

Nope, I’m not talking about Jack’s Grill, the Sundial Bridge, or Turtle Bay. I’m referring to a canine skin condition called moist dermatitis, weeping mange, moist eczema, or hot spots, which most commonly occur in hot, humid climates. Hot spots are characterized by a yellowish center, surrounded by a ring of red, “angry looking” irritated skin, hot to the touch. The lesions are very painful, accompanied by intense itching and hair loss. They exude moisture and spread rapidly. What starts as a pinpoint size lesion can quickly grow to the size of a grapefruit within hours. The more your best friend scratches, digs and chews at this lesion, the faster it spreads. He may not be able to tell you

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