Last Updated on 07/09/2023 by Dochlaggie. Post first published on April 20, 2023.
Learn how to prevent and cure Pomeranian hot spots with these expert tips! Find out the best treatments to help your pup stay healthy and happy.
What are Pomeranian Hot Spots? Pomeranian hotspots are also called moist eczema, acute moist dermatitis, or summer sores. Dog hot spots can make a dog and its owner very unhappy.
The wet lesions on the skin appear and then start getting bigger each hour. Although any Pomeranian can suffer from this problem, some Poms seem more prone to hotspots and skin problems.
These dogs usually have thick coats or matted fur and may also have a medical history of anal sac problems, infestations of fleas, ear infections, and allergies. Most Pomeranians with this problem were bitten by fleas, mosquitos, ticks, or other insects or had major food allergies.
Hot spots on pomeranian dogs are most commonly found on the Pomeranian’s flank, rump, feet, and legs, but there may be local infections, hair loss and skin irritations on the chest, neck, or ears.
Pomeranian Hot Spots Summary
- Pomeranian hot spots, also called moist eczema or summer sores, are skin lesions that can cause unhappiness to a dog and its owner.
- Hot spots often appear on the Pomeranian’s flank, rump, feet, and legs but can also occur on the chest, neck, or ears.
- Dogs with thick coats or matted fur may be more prone to this condition and hair loss than those with medical conditions like anal sac problems, flea infestations, and allergies.
- To prevent Pomeranian hot spots, routinely check your pet for fleas and comb their hair to avoid tangles.
- After bathing, ensure all shampoo is thoroughly washed off your Pomeranian’s coat and body to avoid irritations or itchiness.
- Adding an Omega Fatty Acid supplement to their food may help avoid skin issues.
- If a hot spot is seen on the dog, take them to the vet immediately, as these can multiply, causing discomfort.
- Treatment may include antibiotics or cortisone, cleansing methods, and fur-clipping or shaving areas.
Pomeranian Hot Spot Prevention:
- Ensure your Pomeranian has no fleas.
- Comb his hair regularly to avoid tangles and ensure the hair is loose.
- To prevent most Pomeranian skin problems, bathe and dry your Pom regularly.
- Ensure all shampoo is thoroughly washed off the Pomeranian’s coat and body after a bath.
- Dry shampoo may cause irritations and/or itchiness.
- Ensure your Pomeranian is thoroughly dry after bathing. Invest in an excellent quality dog dryer.
- Add an Omega Fatty Acid supplement to your pet’s food to help avoid skin issues.
How to Treat a Hot Spot on a Pomeranian
With treating hot spots, you must take your dog to the vet when you see a hot spot appear. They can grow rapidly, and by the next day, they may be twice as big, causing your pet a lot of discomfort.
The vet may need to use antibiotics and/or cortisone as well as cleansing methods, and areas of fur may need to be clipped or shaved.
Pomeranian Hot Spots Home Treatment
Actions you can take immediately to make Pomeranian hot spots a little more bearable before a Vet appointment:
- Wash the affected area(s) with an antiseptic or a water-based mild astringent. Then dry the area completely.
- Apply a hot compress and make it as hot as possible without causing burns.
- Apply a blend of water and baking soda to the problem area.
- Dog hotspot home remedy Listerine is often successful. Put some Listerine on the lesion using a cotton wool ball.
- Use nappy rash powder or corn starch if the hot spot is irritated. Dry and dust the area affected.
- Another cure is Epsom salt on dog hot spots. Use sea salt or Epsom salt and soak the hot spot.
- Use freshly squeezed Aloe vera gel to heal and calm the hot spot.
- Liberally apply a lot of hazel to hot spots with cotton wool balls.
- Put boiled, cooled water in a spray bottle, add a tablespoon of Apple Cider vinegar, and spray the lesions as often as necessary.
- In extreme cases, your vet may recommend using an Elizabethan collar, so your dog won’t scratch the sore area and give it time to heal properly.
- Ask your Vet for the best shampoo for hot spots.
- If the trouble repeats itself regularly, the vet should check for thyroid problems.
How to Cure Pomeranian Hot Spots Conclusions
This article has given you the insight and knowledge to ensure your Pomeranian is free of hot spots. As a Pomeranian parent, taking proactive steps regarding their skin health and hygiene is essential.
Regular bathing, brushing, and providing ample environmental stimulation are vital in keeping your beloved pup from discomfort caused by hot spots.
Furthermore, it’s essential to look for the signs of any bacterial infection early so that the proper treatment can be administered as soon as possible. Lastly, with the appropriate guidance and care, your Pomeranian should remain safe and healthy for years to come!
Thank you for reading, and we hope you found this information helpful when caring for your furry friend.
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References and Further Reading:
 Denise Leo “The Pomeranian Handbook.”
For more information on grooming your Pomeranian, brushing, brushes to use, and how to care for a Pomeranian’s coat, download our Pomeranian grooming booklet and Pomeranian grooming video.