The back of the head of a fawn colored dog with a hot spot next to its ear.
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Hot Spots in Pets

If you have never heard of hot spots or acute moist dermatitis, you are lucky. This is a horrible problem with certain dog breeds. It usually affects dogs with thick, long coats like a golden retriever, St. Bernard or German shepherd. It can be caused by a number of fixable situations. Long-haired cats are also…