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Hi everybody,

I wonder if any of you would know where to buy Topagen spray used to treat hot spots, without a vet prescription. I live in Quebec and have a prescription from my vet for Topagen, but it's extremely expensive here, and I've been looking to order some on the net, but don't seem to have any luck.

Anyway, let me know if you have any info on that.

Also, I've read from one of you, i didn't note your name, but someone was using a spray used to treat athlete foot in humans for hot spots on their golden. Anybody else ever heard of that?

Another thing my vet suggested I do to keep minor skin issues dry was to clean the problem 3 to 4 times a day with a mix of 2 parts water for 1 part white vinegar. That helps to desinfect and keep dry, but I haven't tried that on hot spots yet. I know it helps on other types of minor skin problems like bug bites, little pimples, things like that.

Anyway, let me know

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Don't know where you can buy Topagen spray - other than the vet. But I have used a solution of strong brewed, lukewarm, regular black tea to treat hotspots on my dog with great success. Just drop a teabag in a cup of boiling water, let it sit until just warm, bathe the area with the tea water and gently pat dry with a soft cloth and/or use the teabag as a compress on the hotspot if it is small enough. Tea is a natural antibacterial and has tannins in it that help heal, and it does not sting or irritate like some 'vet' sprays do. My dog would run and hide when he saw the bottle of Topagen after using it just once on him.

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A while back someone on the the forum suggested using the Original Amber colour Listerine. My friend did this last week with her lab, it worked. She shaved/ trimmed the area first.

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Vetericyn Spray might be another ooption for you. I've used it to treat wounds, have not dealt with hotspots-I've been lucky.

Vetericyn One-step wound and skin care that works naturally with your animal's immune system

It can be purchased through
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Gold Bond is great for drying up hot spots, that's what I use and it works great!

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Foster Hot spots

Thanks you all for your replies. I will try the black tea trick, that's pretty simple, it's worth trying. And I'll try to find viteriicyn as well. As for golden bond, you're right,i've tried it before, and it does help drying the spot. All great suggestions, i'll keep you all posted.

Have a nice day.
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