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What do hot spots look like on cats

Hot spots are painful, raised, reddish or pinkish areas with a hot or burning sensation. They can be found anywhere on the body, including the head and neck. recommends applying soothing hydrocortisone cream or benadryl cream ( daily to hot spots to reduce their size and pain.

How should I clean my cat's hot spots?

Ask your veterinarian to teach you how to clean your cat's hot spots and how to prevent future hot spots. Cleaning hot spots is especially important after an area has been shaved.

If you are unable to clean the hot spot with a damp washcloth, consult your veterinarian to find the best way to clean your cat's hot spots.

Why do cats get hot spots?

Hot spots are caused by excessive grooming. The grooming is often caused by fleas.

How can I prevent my cat from getting hot spots?

Remove fleas and other parasites from your cat's coat.

While you are grooming your cat, use a flea comb and brush to remove any fleas and dirt. If fleas are infesting your cat's coat, consult your veterinarian about a topical flea treatment.

Play with your cat to reduce excessive grooming.

How do I cure hot spots?

Hot spots can be cured with the application of a topical steroid on the affected area. The steroid is applied using a damp washcloth or damp cotton ball.

When should I put on a steroid on my cat?

Apply the topical steroid to your cat's hot spots every 12 hours until the hot spot disappears.

How can I prevent hot spots?

Apply a topical flea treatment to your cat's skin daily.

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