Hot Spots - Training Tuesday #50

Aug 20, 2019

Hi all, Bree Beery here. 

Now, first and foremost, I am not a veterinarian. But I did want to chat with you today about a problem that I see a lot during the summer months….hot spots.

There are many causes to hot spots, everything from seasonal allergies, food sensitivities, fleas, spending too much time in the pool, plus a plethora of other skin problems.

Interestingly I have also read that certain breeds are more prone to problems such as Goldens, St. Bernards, GSD, Labs and Rotties. Which could be due to their thicker coats.

Here are a few tips to help support your dog:

  • I recommend clipping the hair around the area of concern.
  • If you suspect food to be part of the culprit, see how your food rates on and adjust if needed to a 4.5-5 star food.
  • Use the cone of shame or a blow-up collar to keep your dog from messing with it.
  • And if you are a fan of essential oils, I personally would use Lavender, diluted with a carrier oil. Applying a drop or two, 2x...
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