Pyotraumatic Dermatifis or Hot Spot on a dog - Lytle Vet Clinic

Pyotraumatic Dermatitis

Pyotraumatic Dermatitis (Acute Moist Dermatitis, “Hot Spots”) General Information Pyotraumatic dermatitis is caused by excessive licking, biting, rubbing, or scratching of an area of the body that itches or is painful. Many cases are simply an intense reaction to flea bites. Other underlying causes include allergy, parasites, ear infections, anal irritations, matted dirty coats, contact with irritating materials, and compulsive …

Signs of flea‑bite allergy in cats - Lytle Vet Clinic

Flea-Bite Allergy in Cats

Flea-Bite Allergy in Cats General Information Signs of flea‑bite allergy result from hypersensitivity (allergy) to flea saliva. In an allergic cat, the bite of a single flea may cause a serious problem. Extensive skin damage may result from the cat’s biting, licking, and scratching. Although flea‑bite allergy can be treated, it often recurs because flea eggs may hatch up to …