My 11 month old female shepherd had her first hotspot. I clipped the surrounding hair, and placed real warm water compress's on it. Has there been any new drug for these hotspots? On my past on male shepherd I used panalog along with the same treatment. What should I do in the future to prevent them. And are they cronic on shepherds or all dogs?
Hot spots are common on all dogs not just GS's. I find that they are best treated with cortisone, antibiotics orally and an antibiotic/anti-inflammatory spray. Fleas are a big cause of hot spots so a good flea preventative might help prevent them. vetcare