I know this has probably been answered before, but what would you recommend for hot spots? I was taking Boomer for his after work walk tonight and noticed that on his right hind leg below the knee joint was a bare spot about the size of a quarter. hes been itching an awful lot lately, but i have not seen any fleas or ticks. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
My dogs have not had hot spots, thank goodness. But my mom's has and we used the brown listerine (it can be a generic brand). If you dab it on several times a day, the hot spot will be much better within 48 hours.
Is the hot spot all gunky and fur stuck to it? If it looks like that, then you want to shave the fur off of it and around it for it can breathe. Clean it and put the gold bond powder on it to help it dry up. But if you start to see it grow larger, then you might want to get him to the vet, because sometimes the goldbond doesnt work. And they can grow overnight.
I was told to use green tea. All my dog got wet eczema when they were teenagers but not since.
Brew up the tea and let it cool and then dab on with cotton wool. (No don't make them drink it ha ha)
Christine and the boys
We just dealt with a hot spot here and our veterinarian prescribed us a powder called NeoPolydef with Tetracaine to "poof" on the spot during the first 3 days when it is oozing. It worked! She also suggested the listerine and also an oatmeal paste of quick dry oats and water placed over the area to help relieve the itch and soothe the skin--of course our little guy loves oatmeal so we didn't try that!
Good luck and I hope you find relief for your pup's hot spot!