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05-20-2014 11:59 AM
Sunflowers
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Originally Posted by my boy diesel View Post
povidone iodine is a broad spectrum antibiotic and antifungal which used to be used presurgically to prep the skin
i think it still is used for some medical procedures and in presurgery veterinarian situation
but either way it is a medication so the article headline is a bit misleading to say no drugs

or perhaps she means no oral abx
i have used it as described in that article with great success in many situations
It is an antiseptic.

Not the same thing.

Difference Between Antibiotic and Antiseptic

What is the difference between Antibiotics and Antiseptic?
• Antibacterial acts against bacteria while antiseptics are effective against a wide variety of microorganisms.
• Antibiotics kill and stop the growth of bacteria while antiseptic prevents the growth and development of the microorganisms without necessarily killing them.
• Antibiotics are used internally as well as externally, but antiseptics most often used externally.


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05-20-2014 11:34 AM
faileh
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Originally Posted by llombardo View Post
Midnite just went through some dry skin, then sores from itching and biting at it and lost some fur. I used a cedar oil spray for flea and ticks an noticed a difference, coconut oil did not help him.

On the bottle:

DR. BEN'S PAWS & CLAWS is a bio-influenced cedar oil topical spray solution that is applied on your pet's coat as an insect control agent and skin rejuvenatory. Neutralizes fleas, ticks, mites, lice and other flying or biting insects on contact. Natural antimicrobial properties promote healing of yeast and bacterial infections of the ear canal. Offers relief from flea dermatitis, dry flaky skin, hot spots, mange, burrowing mange mites, ear mites and other parasitic related ailments. Aids the healing process of damaged skin often associated with these conditions and promotes hair growth.
I am still going to get this spray for bug protection. These southern bugs are no joke!
05-20-2014 11:33 AM
faileh Thanks everyone for all the replies! I have been giving her coconut oil and putting it in her itchy spots. I have had her on trifexis so there shouldn't be fleas? I checked and there weren't any. But she is getting much better. No more patches of missing hair or sores on her belly! she does still have mild itching all around so I am going to get her allergy tested to see and I have now switched vets (mine kinda sucked I think).
05-12-2014 02:21 AM
llombardo Midnite just went through some dry skin, then sores from itching and biting at it and lost some fur. I used a cedar oil spray for flea and ticks an noticed a difference, coconut oil did not help him.

On the bottle:

DR. BEN'S PAWS & CLAWS is a bio-influenced cedar oil topical spray solution that is applied on your pet's coat as an insect control agent and skin rejuvenatory. Neutralizes fleas, ticks, mites, lice and other flying or biting insects on contact. Natural antimicrobial properties promote healing of yeast and bacterial infections of the ear canal. Offers relief from flea dermatitis, dry flaky skin, hot spots, mange, burrowing mange mites, ear mites and other parasitic related ailments. Aids the healing process of damaged skin often associated with these conditions and promotes hair growth.
05-12-2014 12:18 AM
Juliem24
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Originally Posted by my boy diesel View Post
povidone iodine is a broad spectrum antibiotic and antifungal which used to be used presurgically to prep the skin
i think it still is used for some medical procedures and in presurgery veterinarian situation
but either way it is a medication so the article headline is a bit misleading to say no drugs

or perhaps she means no oral abx
i have used it as described in that article with great success in many situations
Agree. However, we no longer use this full strength on people if it's an open area, because it is cell toxic at full,strength. Dilute to half strength for open areas. It's used before surgeries.
05-11-2014 10:57 AM
my boy diesel povidone iodine is a broad spectrum antibiotic and antifungal which used to be used presurgically to prep the skin
i think it still is used for some medical procedures and in presurgery veterinarian situation
but either way it is a medication so the article headline is a bit misleading to say no drugs

or perhaps she means no oral abx
i have used it as described in that article with great success in many situations
05-11-2014 10:20 AM
Bear L Thank you Sunflowers. Will give that a try. My dogs swim in ponds and creeks a lot and they get itchy and red bumps randomly and seem to have environmental allergies. If this works then they can get back to swimming as much as they want!
05-11-2014 07:23 AM
DHau
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Originally Posted by Sunflowers View Post
I tried everything for terrible recurring skin sores and only this, done twice a day, has finally worked.
A Simple Remedy to Treat Dog Skin Infection
I have done this as well. I discussed this with my vet and he thought it was too drying on the skin. I keep a diluted gallon of this in my kitchen because I think it does a great job. Sometimes I think the vet just wants me to purchase stuff from his office.

If the dog has contact allergies, then the dog needs to be tested to figure out whatever it is. Tosca's is allergic many things in the yard so we wash her feet when coming inside.
05-09-2014 11:31 PM
Juliem24 Regarding hot spots, I tried coconut oil and was pretty successful, except for the fact that Rudy loved the taste, so it was self defeating. I then tried apple cider vinegar diluted half and half with water...worked great. He smelled like a salad though...
Regarding the itching and raw spots on legs and belly, you can give Benadryl (recommended dose is 1 mg per pound) for severe itching. Sounds maybe like a contact allergy?
05-09-2014 07:56 PM
Neko Sunflowers thanks for that link, I am having an issue with very mild hotspots due to my waterdog... so I am trying this out.
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