Hot Spots On Cats

Hot Spots On Cats

A hot spot in a cat is a very itchy skin infection, also called acute moist dermatitis and pyotraumatic dermatitis. In cats they are sometimes even referred to as miliary dermatitis. Hot spots can happen to any cat, but cats with fleas or a history of allergies are more prone to developing a hot spot.
Hot spots can drive a feline to self mutilate. Help your cat by learning what causes these sores, how to clean them, and some ways to treat them at home.
Symptoms of Hot Spots in Dogs and Cats. Dogs with fleas often bite compulsively. They chew up and down their limbs as if they're nibbling on a corncob because they are so itchy. Dogs also roll on their backs to scratch the itching skin that can't be reached with their paws.
Medically referred to as acute moist dermatitis, hot spots are characterized by the loss of hair/fur, redness, presence of pus, etc. This CatAppy write-up explains .

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