Bluebonnet has her second hot spot in as many years. I'm sure that this is no big deal, especially for those of you with multiple dogs, but for me, it creeps me out and makes me question my caretaking abilities. Last time she had a hot spot it was clearly a cut that she got to scratching and the matted area got so big that it had to be shaved. This time it's clearly a bite of some kind right by her whiskers. I noticed it this morning and immediately starting freaking out. Luckily Kris hadn't left for work yet so he was able to be the voice of reason and remind me that last time we took care of the wound with Neosporin per the vet's orders.
I wasn't able to find Neosporin but I did find both Bacitracin and Cortizone 10. I googled to make sure either were safe to put on dogs' skin. Last year I put hydogen peroxide on the area not knowing how much that burns their skin. Anyway, I had to leave for work so I put some Bacitracin on the hot spots which I think was a mistake - I'm reading some articles online that say Cortizone and Benadryl are the way to go with hot spots to help the itching and because Bacitracin keeps the spots moist not allowing them to dry out. UGH!!! Am I ever going to get this right?!?!
So now I'm at work, worried about my sweet doggie back home and hoping that Clementine isn't sitting their licking Bluebonnet's face constantly.
Happy DOT to everyone!!!