hot spot on a dogs paw

Hot Spots on Dogs: 10 Things You MUST Know

If you’ve got a dog with hot spots, these are the 10 most important things you must know before doing anything else. What Are Dog Hot Spots? A dog hot spot (also called acute moist dermatitis) is an area of inflamed or infected skin. It starts out as a small irritation and quickly grows into a bacterial infection that can …

Benadryl Dog Hot Spots

Is Benadryl a Good Dog Hot Spot Treatment?

As a dog owner, you’ve probably already discovered that human medicine is sometimes used to treat animals. Benadryl, which many of us take to reduce allergy symptoms, is one of those medications – but it must be used with caution on your dog, as it has some potential side effects.  Always consult with your vet before giving your dog Benadryl, …