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Jack Russell terrier 10 yrs old started off with one hot spot has traveled
To chin thigh tail legs. Vet gave steroid injection antibiotics
Said she got into something.  Same thing happened 2 yrs ago
She is on gluten free food. What could be causing this????

Hot spots are usually the result of itching from an allergy to something. If the steroids and antibiotics worked, then you should not just get him a steroid shot, but he may also need to be on some steroid tablets for a while during the allergy season to help to prevent other hot spots from occurring.

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Dr. Louis N. Gotthelf


Dermatology and ear diseases of dogs and cats


I am the author of "Small Animal Ear Diseases; An Illustrated Guide" published by W.B. Saunders. I have over 25 years of clinical experience with a special interest in dermatologic conditions and ear diseases.

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