• Symptoms to Watch for in Your Dog: Hot Spots

    2 monthes ago - By Dawg Business

    Wait a minute. If it has a name, it is already a diagnosis, isn't it? Well, yes and no. The medical term for hot spots is either pyotraumatic or acute moist dermatitis. Did you notice how often names of medical conditions are nothing more than a description of a problem?
    What does it mean when the name of your dog's condition ends with -itis?
    The suffix -itis stands for inflammation. This covers a laundry list of things starting with arthritis and ending with vulvovaginitis-yeah, that's a real thing.
    The part of the word that precedes the suffix identifies the involved organ. Joint(s) in...
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