Hot Tips For Hot Spots

by Dr. Deva Khalsa on July 3, 2012

Once a hot spot appears it has to be treated. They usually clear up much more quickly if you catch them at an early stage. Clip the fur from the surrounding area. Some great fixes for hot spots are:(1) A home remedy of baking soda and water, mixed into a paste and then applied to the irritated area and left on for a few hours before being washed off. (2) Calendula tincture, a natural homeopathic remedy, can be diluted and sprayed on and this can also provide relief and accelerate healing. (3) Fresh Aloe vera directly from a garden plant leaf placed on the irritated area will soothe immediately. Hot spots can be treated at home if dog owners watch for them and are aware. If you can catch them early one of the tips above has a really good chance of working.

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