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I have had my lab for 3 years and he has just developed his first hotspot close to his groin/stomach area. I'm at a loss for how to treat it because I can't wrap a bandage around his whole body - I technically could but I would probably come home to him having ripped it off. Does anyone have any advice for how to treat this/stop him from licking it??

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As much as I don't like them, might have to wear an Elizabethan collar. Not a big fan of the big plastic ones, search google, lots of people have gotten creative with keeping their dog from licking.
 

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I've never heard of "hotspots," and had to look it up. I agree that the cone collar is the only way to prevent the dog from getting to it.
 

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More often than not, a Vet can successfully treat a dog for hot spots. Your Vet can also eliminate or confirm the cause, which could be a localized infection, ringworm, or parasite bites. If he were mine, we would be making a trip to the Vets, just to be sure!
 

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I use Vetricin when we get those, and they start to dry up and heal within a day. Watch them for a little bit to he sure they leave it alone while it dries. Once it dries, they are soothed and leave it alone. Just re apply daily or a couple of times a day if needed.
 
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