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post #21 of 52 (permalink) Old 12-10-2008, 07:55 PM
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and WD-40.
and those plastic zip ties! I couldn't get through a llama show without them!
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Thanks Laura. I started using the generic on your recommendation for ear cleaning a while back. When Rusty developed the beginings of what looked like a hot spot, minus the goo... ( allergic to flea saliva ) his vet recommended it for that, also. It didn't seem to burn.. he didn't seem to mind it being applied at all. I will go study all the info now.. thanks again! ( and I thank you for the chocolate mug cake! )
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Someone once told me to mix equal parts of listerine, skin so soft, and water for itchy skin and/or hot spots. We tried it and it worked pretty well.

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If its safe enough to use in your mouth its safe for anywhere else too. Thats my theory. There are super cheap people who use it to get drunk. Up North here there are places that keep it behind the counter LOL go figure mouth wash. Yup, its good stuff.

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I have been recommending it for hotspots for some time now. I have used it on my mom's dog's hotspots and it has worked really well.

I also sleep with a bar of soap under my bottom sheet of my bed to keep calf cramps from happening. It works like a charm. Thanks to the People's Pharmacy!

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I used the equal parts water/listerine/baby oil for Jazzy's first hotspot and WOW!

In less than 2 days it was dried up!

I took a chance and tried it on myself since I have psoriasis. It did not sting, was soothing and amazing how much better my skin is looking!
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It's used at dog shows (diluted) to fluff the coat, AND to apply an antiseptic barrier for germs. When a judge puts their hands on one dog, then another, and a lot of others, the Listerine helps to protect your dog.

It will, however, fade the coat if you use it too often or use it without diluting.

It honestly, doesn't do much for a musty/mildewy smell. Newfs get musty smelling under their chins if they drool a lot (and that's why many wear bibs)....or if they get wet and not thoroughly dried every time. I find vinegar works MUCH better for that.

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Hmm... the wonders of Listerine... I'll have to try to remember some of these.

When Shadow was going thru his biting phase, our trainer recommended using the amber color Listerine because Bitter Apple didn't faze him. Unfortunately the Listerine didn't either but it might on some dogs! lol. He's sit there and lick my arm after I applied it to deter him from biting.
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But he licked instead of biting!

The wonders of Listerine

duct tape, bungee cords, and WD40!

"To my mind, I hold that the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man."
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
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I'm a believer now. I just got home and saw that while I was out this evening, Fergus seemed to have worked up a quarter sized hotspot on his upper hip. It was a feat to get him to sit still while I cut away the hair around it and twice he got away and ran behind a chair. He is very sensitive to the smell of anything astringent like ear cleaner and one whiff and he runs and hides. So when I came at him with a Listerine soaked cotton ball, he took off. I coaxed him out of his hidey hole with a cookie and put the wet cotton ball on his hotspot. NOT A SINGLE SQUIRM. And he hates being treated with anything in any form. When I finished cleaning it, he just stood there. No running back behind the chair as is his general response when I try to do anything to him, no licking at the area or anything.

Amazing! Clearly it doesn't sting a bit...
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