Hot spots are common for dogs, but especially so for bulldog breeds like the English bulldog. That’s why they’re commonly referred to as “bulldog hot spots” or “bulldog hot.”
Bulldog hot spots are red, itchy, and inflamed areas of the skin that can be quite painful for your pup. While hot spots are hard to prevent, they can be treated. Read on to learn more about bulldog hot spots:
Causes of bulldog hot spots
Bulldog hot spots are often caused by trapped moisture in the skin folds as well as other allergies. However, they can be caused by a wide variety of factors, including:
- Bacterial infection
- Fungal/yeast infection
- Insect bites
- Flea/tick bites
- Trapped skin moisture
- Biting, scratching, and/or licking the skin
These spots can show up on any part of your bulldog’s body. They can also show up at any part of the year, but they’re most common during the summer months due to the extra moisture in the air.
Treating hot spots
Bulldog hot spots should never be ignored. They are likely causing your bulldog intense pain and discomfort. As such, if you notice any hot spots on their skin, take them to the vet as soon as possible. There, the vet can prescribe topical and/or oral treatments to soothe the discomfort and to treat the underlying cause of the condition.
For more tips on how to care for your English bulldog, read through our blog. And, if you’re planning on adopting an English bulldog into your family, be sure to contact Bulldog Angels today at 785-294-0209.