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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-15-2014, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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This is what we used + gently sprayed veteracyn to clean

Sentry HC Hot Spot Skin Remedy for Dogs - Sale - Dog - PetSmart

My husband is a pharmacist and likes what these two remedies cover/kill/treat. I am clueless =)
Thank you, I'll try to get this today.

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some petco sell veteracyn (i buy it online) also some feed stores for horses. same stuff.
There's an MFA here in town, I'll try to get this today as well.

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I wouldn't use the Sentry product AND the vetericyn together.
I believe Vetericyn is the better product and that there are instructions to not clean the area before , apply , leave it alone . There is something which encourages tissue regrowth without scaring .

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I honestly don't recall, that was several years ago. I don't think it was long though. I keep neosporin powder (from vet) on hand now for ER wound treatment. It dried it out pretty quickly. From re-reading the thread the top half was improving the next day. THey had to save the side of his face to treat it. He probably got a steriod shot as well. It's not uncommon for them to go from dime size to huge in a matter of hours.
The one Zeus got on his back last week, same thing happened. Tiny spot and by the time I got home from work it smelled, was huge and I had to clip the hair away as short as I could. We cleaned it with veteracyn, got the gel from the store and gave him antihistamine to chill... The next day it looked better. It's been 3 days and it's no longer red, dry skin is flaking off and looks like it's healing very well. I stopped the gel yesturday and apply veteracyn twice a day. I also don't rub it and just pet it dry. I was so scared the moment I saw it, but looked it up, acted calm and took control over it Yeah! super mom!

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Thank you both for the quick replies. I'd like to try and treat it myself to save money, but then again, I don't want to make it worse by doing the wrong thing if it's not a hot spot.
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I wouldn't use the Sentry product AND the vetericyn together.
I believe Vetericyn is the better product and that there are instructions to not clean the area before , apply , leave it alone . There is something which encourages tissue regrowth without scaring .
They cover two different types of antimicrobial and one is antibacterial. They dont interact as veteracyn is just chlorine... It does not treat anything it just disinfects the area so it can heal. But as I said I am clueless I let my doctor figure out the meds. All I know that the vets use veteracyn RX after a surgery and than add medicine on top of it that can get absorbed.

You can call teh vet and ask, say that you have a hotspot and if you can try these two or 1 products. I love veteracyn, but it did not help alone.

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Vetericyn - anti bacterial , anti viral , anti fungal Vetericyn - Wound and Infection Treatment - Broad Spectrum Antimicrobial

It is not chlorine which would kill tissue
"Vetericyn is a strong oxidant - it disrupts the cell structure of the pathogens (germs) and adds oxygen to the wound area, speeding healing times. "

I know this product having used it on gashes from fence wire , scraped knees , cuts etc . on myself --

Not only that it is safe for ears and eyes .
Vetericyn One-step wound and skin care that works naturally with your animal's immune system

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Carmen I love the product, it just did not help fast enough in our case. I do use it for even flea bites and it's awesome. But hot spot was getting worse by the minute until we got the other thing and it made difference within a few hours. I am sure its case by case wound by wound basis =0) maybe its the gel/ moisture that helped so it did not dry out and itch and Zeus left it alone. Who knows. I do agree that I love the fact that it is so safe.

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I'd take him in too. My vet shaved the area and gave me some medicated gel for the really bad weeping hot spots. I also bought some veterycin (the one specially made for hot spots) to apply after the 3 days were up, and to treat a smaller one that developed. I think if it's just a tiny bit of matted fur then you can clip it back and control it, like I did, but if it's a major problem a vet should see it. IMO.
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Tuke had one on her back, looked like a small scratch/abrasion on Halloween, but a day or so later it quadrupled, even with vetericyn. Didn't shave it though, just periodically hit the spot with vetericyn and it started healing up and shrinking by about day 5. Keeping the dog from messing with it is key, even after putting a cone on her, the other dog would lick the area, had to keep them seperate for a few days.
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