A hot spot is a painful, inflamed, red, moist, and hairless area of skin on a dog. It is caused by a secondary bacterial infection of an area of irritated skin.
Hot spots can be caused by a variety of factors, including: Allergies, Fleas, Insect bites, Skin infections, Irritation from grass, dirt, or plants, etc.
The symptoms of a hot spot may include: Redness, Irritation, Moistness, Hair loss, Swelling, etc.
Keep the area covered with a bandage or Elizabethan collar to prevent your dog from licking or scratching it.
If the hot spot is severe or does not improve with home treatment, you should see a veterinarian.
Keep your dog's skin clean and dry.