You want the spot to dry out and also make sure the dog can't lick it. I can't use coconut oil because my dogs *love* it and would just lick it (so I can only use it for wounds on the face). Usually I gently wash the hotspot with soapy warm water and spray Vetericyn, but then after that I pretty much leave it alone. I find the more I try to treat it, the more attention I draw to it and my dog is more likely to like it. Sometimes I apply Neo-Predef powder (antibacterial). Also make sure to cut and shave the hair around the spot so it doesn't get gumped into the wound.
Liesje & the K9s
Nikon (GSD) U-CH SG Alta-Tollhaus Bono SchH1 KKL T1 FO PA TF-III FDCh-S CL1-R UJJ U-CA HIT TT CGC
Coke (All-American) VPC's Coca-Cola CGC, couch warmer extraordinaire
Indy (All-American) Blue Horizon's Indigo Girl, flyball star in training
Rainbow Bridge Kenya (GSD) U-CH Alta-Tollhaus-Krieger Lamb Chop CL1-R CL1-F RA HIT TDI TT CGC
vom Blauen Horizont / Blue Horizon GSDs