Hot spots (‘acute moist dermatitis’) are patches of sore, infected skin. Hot spots can appear anywhere on the body and usually look red, angry and wet.
Hot spots develop and grow very quickly, they tend to be very itchy and sore. Your dog will lick and worry at them which usually makes them a lot worse. Thankfully, hot spots usually respond very well to veterinary treatment.
Book an appointment at your vets if you think your dog may have a hot spot. It’s best to deal with the problem quickly before it gets much worse. Try to stop your dog from chewing, licking or scratching the area.