Eeww!!!! Hot Spots!

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Hi everyone! My Diablo has a hot spot on his back between his shoulder blades. I found this medicine at the grocery store, its a yellow fluid. It seems to be working, as far as drying it up, but I was wondering if the hair grown back? Its been about 2 weeks since we started using the medicine and the hair is not growing back yet! Any help us much appreciated! Thank you in advance!

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I guess the plus is that it sounds like it's in a spot where he won't be able to bother it, or is he scratching it? 

I believe in treating hot spots from the inside and the outside.  Antibiotics for the inside healing, and I use different things on the outside.  The first thing I usually do is clipper all the fur around the hot spot so it's out to the air.  Clean it with peroxide and water (1:1).  Dry it.  Usually, at first, I use a horse product on a hot spot called Wonder Dust.  It's a powder.  It does a good job of drying things up and minimizing scarring.  When it's well on its way to healing, I might use aloe, I might use vitamin E or I might use a product by Eqyss called MegaTek Coat Rebuilder. 

I had one red male that used to get a hot spot annually on his cheek although sometimes it was on the right, sometimes on the left.  It seemed seasonal as it usually happened around the same time every year.  But once I changed his food to one with no corn, no wheat, no soy (Canidae), he never got another one. 

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X2 Dobies~~

Sorry you're going through that with your wonderful Diablo..Long haired dogs seem to be plagued even more so.. Is it humid where you live?

I had a collie in Texas and my daughter had a Newfoundland in South Carolina and the hotspots were horrendous. She used benedryl on poor lovely Panda. I must say, the normally placid Newfie was almost zombie-like, and it only relieved the itch, not the dermatitis. Google it and you'll see that Glengate is ( as usual) spot on!

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That was exactly what happened! I switched my red from Blue Buffalo to Pedigree cause I couldn't afford the blue buffalo and that's when this happened! Yes, it is very humid here in Texas! I live just south of. San Antonio, so its very hot! I'm going to have to try that Wonder Dust. I've actually heard of that from a fellow dog lover, he gas pit bulls that get hot spots and he puts that on them! Where can I get that Mega Tek at? Thank you very much for your advice!

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I think I ordered the Mega Tek Coat Rebuilder through the PetEdge catalogue.

It could be the corn in the Pedigree that is causing a problem.  I'm not sure but I don't think Blue Buffalo has corn?  Regardless, show people quite often say that sometimes a particular food is too "hot" for a particular dog, and one of the effects is hot spots. 

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X 2 Dobies, you live just south of SATX? We live just north of SATX in Cibolo off SIH35/FM1103 less than 10 miles south of New Braunfels.

Have you considered Royal Canin for your Dobe? Sage's breeder (Britton European Doberman Farm) in Smithville, TX uses Royal Canin. We stopped using RC but recently gone back to it cause Sage's paw pads were so dry they had cracks. Also, his coat was dry with dandruff type flakes. Back on Royal Canin & Sage's coat & paw pads are doing fine.

Nonetheless, maybe you should consider a trip to the Vet for a specific diagnosis?