I have a Jack Russell Question

by Katie

My Connie (the best Jack in the world) has suddenly developed hot spots on her little back (she's a shorty).

The things I've tried haven't phased it.

Do you know the best way to bring Connie some relief?

BTY, love the site.

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May 10, 2008
Hot Spots
by: Harborview-Mary

My Corgies used to have this problem. One question is does your dog use a dog house and if so is it wood? If so, you might want to change to something like the Igloo type. Wood harbors spiders and I found that spider bites can cause hot spots. If not, I would suggest shaving the spot, and putting a thin coating of "Bag Balm" on it. It has antiseptic in it and it keeps it from scabbing over (scabbing delays healing) and it will keep flies from the hot spot till it heals, which can be a problem in the summer months. You can find it at most Pharmacies, or feed stores.

Good luck!

P.S. be sure you don't have any fleas by using a product that you put on the skin between the shoulder blades.


Aug 19, 2007
I know just the medicine, yeah?
by: Pics & Tics

My first Jack suffered from hot spots every summer. I thought I was about to give up on ever finding any relief for him when a fellow JRT owner told me what she had used and told me it worked.

I ordered it from Drs Foster & Smith and I have the link for you here...

RX - Gentocin Topical Spray 72ml

But make sure you follow the directions completely. This is strong stuff, but it worked like a charm for my Jack.

Hope this helps.

BTY, love the name Connie.

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