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    Here's a thread earlier this year on Frontline: https://www.pugvillage.com/forum/pug-...dications.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snifter View Post
    Could be a hot spot.

    Whatever, she ought to see a vet. She may well need oral antibiotics to shift it.
    That is what I was thinking. May be a hot spot, but definitely needs to be checked. I hope pup feels better soon.
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    Hi guys, thanks so much for all of your help and suggestions!

    I took Polly to the vet today, and the doc said it was a 'hot spot'. I've never heard of such a thing, so he explained that it can really be caused by anything. He said the frontline may have initially irritated her and it ended up getting infected.

    He shaved her down, and the red spot was inbetween the size of a nickel and a quarter. He said that it looks like the worst part of the infection is over, and should start scabbing and healing soon. He applied some anti-bacterial powder, and that was basically it. If she gets worse, than I can bring her back in to get a cortisone shot. He advised me not to use peroxide again (thank you to whoever responded about that as well), and to try and keep the wound dry. I can sprinkle on a little corn starch, and also apply Neosporin to help with the healing. (he also expressed her anal glands which were BAD - holy cow!)

    So it looks like little Polly will be fine. The hardest part is keeping my pugs apart when they try to play too rough with each other.

    Thanks so much again! It's such a relief to know that I can get such great advice and support here!

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    So glad Polly is on the mend!! Sounds like her bum is feeling better too;) Don't tell Olive...but she is getting her anals done tomorrow.
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    Keep a close eye on her in future - hot spots can be one-off or dogs can be prone to them. My Snifter is prone to them and when he gets them nothing except oral antibiotics will get rid of them. I hope in your case it is just a one-off. If ever you see her scratching one area in particular it pays to investigate. Hot spots start quite innocuously with a little clear fluid oozing from the skin. You have a much better chance of getting rid of them quickly the earlier you catch them.

    Hope she's better soon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Snifter View Post
    Keep a close eye on her in future - hot spots can be one-off or dogs can be prone to them. My Snifter is prone to them and when he gets them nothing except oral antibiotics will get rid of them. I hope in your case it is just a one-off. If ever you see her scratching one area in particular it pays to investigate. Hot spots start quite innocuously with a little clear fluid oozing from the skin. You have a much better chance of getting rid of them quickly the earlier you catch them.

    Hope she's better soon.
    Bella, what is the antibiotic that Snifter takes. You mentioned it once before, I think it starts with T.
    How long does the hotspot take to heal and does the fur fall out?

    Pudding's had a couple which are disastrous for showing because her fur does fall out.
    I'm wondering if I got her on the anti-b's at the first sign, whether I could stop the fur loss.
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    I cannot use Frontline on my dogs as it actually burned them and left a huge sore. My Vet said he has seen this happen in many dogs.
    He doesnt even recommend using it anymore. We now use Interceptor. It prevents heartworm disease, hookworm infection,and remove and control adult roundworms and whipworms in dogs and puppies. I would get your pup to the Vet as soon as possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosiepug View Post
    Bella, what is the antibiotic that Snifter takes. You mentioned it once before, I think it starts with T.
    How long does the hotspot take to heal and does the fur fall out?

    Pudding's had a couple which are disastrous for showing because her fur does fall out.
    I'm wondering if I got her on the anti-b's at the first sign, whether I could stop the fur loss.
    Jacqueline, the T you are thinking of is the Tavegil antihistamine.

    The antibiotic we use is Cephacare. I don't know if it stops the fur falling out because I shave the area anyway to speed healing, but I have a feeling the fur does not fall out because if I have not taken the fur down short enough for the vet's liking he usually takes more.

    We are on the tablets for a minimum of 2 weeks each time.

    As for topical applications we are trying Cortavance steroid spray this time instead of the Fuciderm gel. It seems to be working quite well in conjunction with a daily clean up with hibiscrub.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Snifter View Post
    Jacqueline, the T you are thinking of is the Tavegil antihistamine.

    The antibiotic we use is Cephacare. I don't know if it stops the fur falling out because I shave the area anyway to speed healing, but I have a feeling the fur does not fall out because if I have not taken the fur down short enough for the vet's liking he usually takes more.

    We are on the tablets for a minimum of 2 weeks each time.

    As for topical applications we are trying Cortavance steroid spray this time instead of the Fuciderm gel. It seems to be working quite well in conjunction with a daily clean up with hibiscrub.
    Bella. I've used Cortavance and Fuciderm Gel too!
    Will note the Cephacare anti-b's.
    Thanks for the info.
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