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How to Care for Havanese Hot Spots

How to Care for Havanese Hot Spots

Does your Havanese suffer from hot spots? Known medically as pyotraumatic dermatitis or superficial pyoderma, in ordinary terms hot spots are inflamed, infected skin.

What causes them in the first place? Hot spots happen when your Havanese’s natural bacteria overpopulate parts of her skin. When your dog’s skin is dirty, damp and warm, this creates a hospitable environment for bacteria to breed—after a jump into a pool of dirty water, for example. They can also occur due to excessive licking.

Prevention is the best treatment for Havanese hot spots. Your vet can help you identify the underlying cause, which could be a number of things:

  • Fleas or parasites
  • Food allergies
  • Contact irritants
  • Skin or ear infections
  • Anal sac disease
  • Stress or boredom leading to constant licking/itching
  • A matted or dirty coat

Depending on the cause, you can take preventative steps, like avoiding foods your Havanese is allergic to, giving your dog flea medication or grooming him more frequently. However, keep in mind that some dogs are just more susceptible to hot spots than others, and they are not necessarily a sign that you aren’t taking proper care of your Havanese.

To treat hot spots, your vet will first shave the affected area. She’ll then disinfect the area with a solution designed to remove bacteria. You will need to reapply the solution on your own at home for several days, and your Havanese will likely need to go home with an Elizabethan collar to prevent scratching or licking.

Follow these tips to care for your Havanese dog’s hot spots and he’ll be back to normal in no time. Don’t have an adorable Havanese dog yet? Check out Susie’s Quality K9s for friendly, adorable Havanese puppies. Contact us today to meet your new best friend!

Havanese Personality

Havanese Personality

One of the many, many reasons why we love Havanese dogs at Susie’s Quality K9s is their wonderful personality. Read on to learn more about the typical Havanese personality: Havanese are particularly known for being funny, outgoing and intelligent. They’ll charm people on the street, guests and the entire family! Havanese are generally friendly to… Continue Reading

Exercising Your Havanese

Exercising Your Havanese

Havanese dogs are outgoing and intelligent dogs who make excellent companions. Their small size makes them ideal even for apartment-dwellers—Havanese weigh just 7 to 13 pounds on average. However, just because they’re small doesn’t mean that Havanese don’t need and enjoy exercise! Here are some tips for exercising your Havanese. Havanese have a medium energy… Continue Reading

How to Keep Dogs Less Anxious Around Fireworks

How to Keep Dogs Less Anxious Around Fireworks

If you’re like us, you look forward to the fireworks display every Fourth of July. There’s nothing like a spectacular show to top off a day of barbecuing and relaxing outdoors. However, your pup probably doesn’t feel the same way you do! Dogs love being around their families during holiday celebrations, but the loud noises… Continue Reading