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Description: Hot spots are self-inflected by excessive scratching and biting at one location, usually around the rump area due to an intense localized allergic reaction. The scratching and biting cause the skin to rupture and cause the skin to become infected and ooze puss. Hot spots can test the patience of well tempered dogs.


Contributing factors: Your pet may be hypersensitive to fleas, mites, pollens, fungi, household chemicals and sprays. Many dogs are also hypersensitive to food additives, preservatives and various food ingredients, including doggie treats. Some other potential triggers for hot spots are: underlying medical conditions, injection site reactions, shaven areas, drug reactions.

Herbal Treatment: Some herbs that may form part of a formula are: Acerola is rich in Vitamin C which is a natural antihistamine. Stinging Nettle helps with allergic reactions. Cajueiro is highly effective in treating skin disease in Brazil. Aloe helps to fight bacterial infections.

Homeopathic Treatment:
Homeopathics are medical formulas based on a theory of like cures like and highly diluted quantities of medicinal substances are given to cure symptoms.

Essential Oils:
Every essential oil has a unique and distinctive fragrance which stimulates the immune system, body and emotions in a precise way. The essential oils are diluted with a carrier for delivery because they should not be used in concentrate form. Carriers range from sweet almond oil to watermelon seed oil, each possessing individual healing traits. Essential oils are purposefully matched with individual carries to achieve a specific result. Some essential oil formulas may contain the following essential oils for this disorder:

Flower Essence Impatiens helps to relieve pain. Crab Apple helps with the recovery from infections. Agrimony promotes peace of mind. Centaury helps with week immune systems.

Reiki or other types of therapeutic touch is beneficial. It has been our experience dogs respond positively to the healing human touch.