Relief for Hot Spots

04/08/11 3:45 PM


It’s Spring and for some dogs this is a time when allergies flare up and hot spots can develop. So, here is a suggestion from Susie and Danger (the adorable dog in the photo) to help relieve hot spots.

For doggie hot spots I clean the entire area being careful to make sure I have cleaned all of it as it is easy to hide in long haired dog’s fur. Then I pat the area dry (damp really) and apply either hydrogen peroxide or colloidal silver drops (available at health food stores & used undiluted), wait a few minutes and spray Skin-Lasting* directly over the entire area. I do this 2 times a day and generally by the third time it is healed. I have had people tell me that on cats for dry or patchy areas it is harder to spray and it seems to sting more. However, the stinging only lasts for a few seconds.”

* Skin-Lasting is a product that Susie actually developed for people with dry skin issues and she has found it effective to heal hot spots on her dog too. I’ve used skin-lasting for myself and it does do wonders for healing dry skin and it’s a great moisturizer for my mature skin.  It sprays on like water, it’s not greasy and it’s effective. Here’s the link to the website for more information:

Danger only gets one or two hot spots per year so this method of treatment has been effective for his needs. Hot spots can be an indicator of allergies or other conditions, which may require a dietary change and/or other treatment.  If your dog has chronic episodes of hot spots, consulting a veterinarian is advisable. My dog Syra used to get hot spots often; she had allergies. I found the Chinese herbs called Skin Relief to be effective for her. Here is the website link for that alternative:

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