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My 11 year old lab/shep mix came down with a horrendous hotspot today. i grabbed some Dr. Richard's Amazing Skin Spray (you can look it up on the net) from the store. it's all natural and has witchhazel, neem, teatree oil, all kinds of good stuff in it and called my vet. he prescribed Neopredef powder to help keep it dry and get me through the weekend. hopefully by monday it will be better. if not i'll bring him in. he might need a cortisone shot. anyway, was just wondering if anyone has a remedy that they're having luck with for hotspots. i'm really surprised because my shadow is on natural balance/innova evo mixture. eats raw bones. is on the Nupro Silver supplement as well as digestive Nzymes and still comes down with a skin issue. it's always something.......
 

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Try Diaper Rash cream and I also read a long time ago to use Listerine, the plain kind. I guess it dries it up?
PS I also just thought of something else: I wonder if Gold Bond Medicated powder would work?
 

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I"ve used Gold Bond Medicated Powder with success.
 

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I too have used the marvelous gold bond. I also cut most of the hair near it off and trim it low to increase ventilation.
 

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gee guys thanx....too bad i just spent a whopping 28.00 at my vet's for this little thing of powder. hopefully there won't be a next time, but the gold bond medicated is a wonderful idea.
 

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Originally Posted By: crazyboutgsd's....... i'm really surprised because my shadow is on natural balance/innova evo mixture. eats raw bones. is on the Nupro Silver supplement as well as digestive Nzymes and still comes down with a skin issue. it's always something.......
My GSD gets an annual hotspot, about the same time each year, in about the same spot. One hotspot a year, that's it. So far I haven't been able to prevent it. Sometimes things are beyond our control I guess!
 

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My border/golden gets them every year as well, same time, same spot~except last year and not yet this year-changed her to raw diet a year ago June
 

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Coke just got a big, stinky, oozing one on Sunday, first one I've ever seen. The vet did not advise me to do anything to it. I brought him in so they could shave the area and clean the wound. I am not to touch it, cover it, or put ANY product on it. Since they shaved it, it dried up on it's own almost immediately and I can see it's healing. He is on some medications to help it heal and also wears a sock so he can't scratch it but other than that, I was told to leave them be. I was also told by a human doctor that certain OTC products people often use to treat cuts and wounds can actually cause tissue damage. If we get another, I'll call the vet and see what they say.
 

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Peroxide- which is often recommend for wound cleaning- causes tissue damage. Maybe that's what the vet was refering to?
My Lab had often hotspots when she was young. I never used any meds on her, only applied black tea and the spot was 80% better the next day. There are certain compounds in black and green tea that serve as natural antibiotic and promote healing.
 
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