Q. We have a papillon dog. He has a hot spot on its back him area. Our vet is closed for the holiday. Is there anything to put on home remedy?

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A. You can bathe in saline or chlorhexidine and apply medical grade or manuka honey to provide some relief; remove as much of the loose hair with scissors to ensure the air can get at the area and allow it to heal. If there is significant pain or discomfort, the infection spreads or it progresses or develops into a lump he will need to be treated by an emergency vet

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