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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-18-2009, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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What is the best thing to put on hot spots? Antibiotic ointment?, antibiotic wash? bag balm? wonder dust?
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Re: Hot Spots

We just got over hotspots in our house and we went to the vet. Sig got antibiotics, an oral steroid, and topical steroid. I have heard that bag balm works though. My fear is hot spots can spread and rapidly if not treated correctly! Best of luck to you!!

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Originally Posted By: amciparWe just got over hotspots in our house and we went to the vet. Sig got antibiotics, an oral steroid, and topical steroid. I have heard that bag balm works though. My fear is hot spots can spread and rapidly if not treated correctly! Best of luck to you!!
Hotspots can't spread - what is causing the hotspot can cause more but a hotspot on it's own won't spread.

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I've used 50/50 Apple Cider Vinigar (Bragg's Organic) and water


You'll find a lot of home remedies that work for different folks.

Do you know what caused the hotspot? Dante has flea allergies

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Re: Hot Spots

Sig got stung by something. My vet was on vacation when this happened and the on call vet told me that the bacteria in the hotspots could spread! I have had dogs for 5 years and never had a hot spot so I just went with it I figured the vet knew what he was talking about! Good to know though thanks!!!

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You're right, better safe than sorry!!
Sadly I got experience with Hotspots right away with Dante

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I used the very diluted listerine(brown bottle) and then gold bond powder for Clover's they cleared up quickly. Trimmed her fur around it, too. She was a golden/border- those breeds tend to get them often. She never had any after I put her on a raw diet.

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Re: Hot Spots

I am on a few Golden Retriever forums and Goldens get a lot of hot spots. The thing I've heard a lot of Golden owners swear by is Gold Bond medicated powder. Usually they shave the area first if possible.
I was lucky, my Golden never had a single hot spot in the 11 years I owned her (I attribute it to the fact that she did not have a lot of undercoat like many Goldens have.)


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What's a hot spot?

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http://www.canismajor.com/dog/hotspots.html
I googled it a few years ago, and dog resorts came up-along with a porn site!! Glad google has come a long way...

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