12677 County Road 472, Lindale, TX 75771
(903) 882-4688 (903) 882-4688

Clinic Hours
Mon - Fri: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Welcome to Lindale Pet Hospital!

Dr. Koten and staff wish to welcome you to our practice. Our staff is very friendly and intuitive and tries to provide the best patient care we can. We are a family oriented business, and like to treat our patients as part of the family.
Lindale Pet Hospital is a full service animal hospital providing services to companion animals, food animals and equine.
Our services range from preventative care, medical care, dental services, surgical services, farm calls, and during business hours emergency care. We also offer boarding services to large and small animals. 

 

Meet the Team!

Dr. Koten and staff offer compassionate and professional veterinary care for your dogs, cats and horses in the Lindale, TX area!

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Preventing and Treating Hot Spots on Your Dog or Cat

6/2/2017
Acute moist dermatitis, more commonly known as hot spots, occurs due to a bacterial infection on your pet’s skin. Your dog or cat will naturally bite, chew, lick or scratch his skin in response to an irritant. Unfortunately for your pet, this tends to increase rather than decrease his discomfort. Anal gland disease, allergies to fleas or food ingredients, mange, tick bites, and inadequate grooming are the primary causes of hot spots in companion animals. 
 
Hot, humid weather can cause excess skin moisture that in turn causes hot spots to develop. It’s especially important to check your pet’s skin for evidence of hot spots now that the weather is consistently warm.
 
How to Recognize Hot Spots
If your dog or cat has developed hot spots, she will exhibit at least a few of these symptoms
  • Lesion that appears red or raised
  • Unexplained swelling
  • Constant licking or chewing a certain spot of her skin
  • A red or brown color around the hot spot
  • Unpleasant smell coming from the affected area
  • Pus and oozing
  • Displaying obvious signs of discomfort or pain
Preventing and Treating Hot Spots
Keeping your pet’s skin healthy is the easiest way to prevent him from developing hot spots. We recommend using year-round flea and tick protection in addition to grooming his coat regularly. Matted fur traps moisture and can attract fleas, ticks, and other parasites. Occasionally, a pet may have a behavioral issue that causes the biting, scratching, and licking that leads to hot spots. If that’s the case with your pet, speak to Dr. Koten to help determine what could be causing the unwanted behavior. He is happy to recommend a specific product to prevent parasites as well.

Treatment at Lindale Pet Hospital typically consists of cutting the fur around the hot spot and cleaning it with a mild anesthetic. A prescription for cortisone cream to control itching may be appropriate as well. We encourage you to contact us right away if your pet displays any of the potential signs of hot spots described above. Our telephone number is 908-882-4688.
 
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When you sign up for a MyVetStoreOnline account, you can order flea and tick control products, Yuck No Chew spray, and several other products to keep your pet’s skin healthy, dry, and free of hot spots.
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~What Our Clients Say~

  • "Wonderful experience with my puppy today!!! Dr. Koten is very thorough, kind & patient!!
    The staff is "THE BEST"!!!!! Very blessed to call Lindale Pet Hospital our vet!!"
     

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