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    Quote Originally Posted by nh2489 View Post
    Done beat yourself up. It sounds a bit like a hot spot and they come up really fast. I've seen some horrid things that really make me question how an owner can miss it but something like that is so quick and very painful, hence why she is running away. Best advice is to just bathe and clean it, if you have hair clippers shave the hair otherwise leave it as scissors can cut the skin and see what the vet says. X
    Thank you. Do u know what causes a hot spot? I thought maybe she's been chewing there (she seems to groom like a cat haha) and the fur has come out but it's bare, she would of had to pull it right out to do that and the sores seem very painful. I just put her outside for a bit and thought I'd see if she would let me look but she couldn't move her leg away fast enough so that really shows me how sore it is. We don't have clippers.

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    Our 12 yr old lab x retriever has a lump over his eye. He was nipped by another dog a year ago and it just developed into a lump like a wart. vet said its fine as long as it doesn't grow. Harvey gets hot spots were he seems to run the hair off in spots until bleeds.. Breaks my heart. My H bathes them in warm salty water and then pops betadine on them seems to help...

    Your girl is gorgeous

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    Default Feel like the worst pet owner!!!

    Some people might be grossed out.




    Best photo I could get of it.


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    The photo doesn't really do it justice. It looks a lot worse in person (or maybe just to me!?) but she didn't want me near it to take the photo so she was fidgeting.
    Last edited by Hasselhoff; 28-08-2015 at 12:33.

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    I agree that it could be a hot spot. The first time our golden retriever had one (came up while camping) I freaked out completely and felt terrible. She seems to be prone to them though and often we miss the really early signs before we realise she is annoyed by it.

    You sound like a great pet owner!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louise41 View Post
    Our 12 yr old lab x retriever has a lump over his eye. He was nipped by another dog a year ago and it just developed into a lump like a wart. vet said its fine as long as it doesn't grow. Harvey gets hot spots were he seems to run the hair off in spots until bleeds.. Breaks my heart. My H bathes them in warm salty water and then pops betadine on them seems to help...

    Your girl is gorgeous
    I'm sure it gives him character! I refer to hers as 'her third eye' lol
    Our vet offered to remove the lump completely but both vets that looked at it (because they were intrigued) said she would need skin graphs and all that and Dp and I said no. She's been knocked out so many times already we won't have her go under again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sajimum View Post
    I agree that it could be a hot spot. The first time our golden retriever had one (came up while camping) I freaked out completely and felt terrible. She seems to be prone to them though and often we miss the really early signs before we realise she is annoyed by it.

    You sound like a great pet owner!
    I've never seen one before so it's very new to me. I've never noticed one on her before.
    Naw thank you. She's my fur baby. Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyd View Post
    This. I've seen hot spots the size of your hand come up in 24 hours. The good news is they normally heal quickly. As to what causes them? Sometimes nothing.
    Well that is good news. She's got a habit of constantly chewing on her self. But I've never noticed anything like it before.
    Just like her to have something else come up lol. She's always injured or something lol

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    Looking at the photo it looks like a hotspot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyd View Post
    Looking at the photo it looks like a hotspot.
    Ok, so what can I do for it at home or do I 100% have to take her to the vet? Vets are so expensive on the weekends here lol

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    The best thing is to let the air get to it. So if you can borrow some clippers (or maybe buy a cheap pair as may come in handy again) then clip the fur until you get to normal skin (the area can be quite extensive and bigger than you think). Then bathe twice daily with gentle antiseptic such as hibiscrub or betadine (hopefully can buy from chemist). Pat the area dry and leave. There will probably be some secondary infection but if you can kee it clean and stop her getting to it it may clear up without antibiotics. Otherwise if it's not she will probably need an antibiotic cream.
    Can you stop her chewing especially if you are not around as it will not clear up if she does lick it? If you have a buster collar that will do, maybe you can buy one from a pet shop?
    As previous posters have said, there is often no obvious cause other than thick dense fur. Some dogs can have allergies and I know you mentions she's chews a bit in general. If so it might be worth discussing this with your vet in case other probs develop.

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