Here at Natural Dogs Health, we like to provide you with healthy and natural options for any disease. Canine hot spots can be particularly distressing for both your dog and for you to watch.
The veterinary term for hot spots is moist dermatitis. Basically, it consists of an area of inflamed skin which causes the dog to bite at it, to scratch it or to lick it. Obviously it causes an unpleasant itch.
Hot spots tend to grow in size and in number. They can ooze and feel hot. They appear quite red. The hair can become matted by the discharge and may eventually fall out.
Often these start in summer, but they can start anytime.
The initial itch can become an irritation for the dog. Eventually, they can become so sensitive that your dog may be uncharacteristically aggressive if you try to touch it.
It’s important for you to understand what is going on here.
The skin is the first organ of choice for any living being trying to unload toxins. The skin is relatively unimportant in the scheme of things. Any skin condition is a sure sign of high internal toxicity. If you treat this with toxic drugs, you will create an even more unhealthy situation.
Instead, focus on de-toxing your dog. Get rid of any possible cause of toxins in his diet and in his environment. Start with his food. Commercial pet food tends to be highly toxic, even the expensive ones from vets. ALL dried dog food have toxic preservatives which allows for a lengthy shelf life.
Instead feed your dog a quality, natural food that he evolved on.
Check the house and garden for pesticides, chemical cleaners, in fact anything and everything. It is far more healthy for both you and your dog if you can use natural and safe cleaning products, garden products, car wash products, etc.
Once you have these areas firmly in place, you may notice that the hot spots are diminishing on their own, as your dog slowly eliminates his toxic load.
If they still seem to be a problem, you may need to seek treatment for your dog. Veterinary treatment tends to make your dog more toxic, worsening a bad situation. And drugs also inhibit the absorption of nutrients, again making a bad situation worse.
Natural health care has a better prognosis than veterinary treatment and can quickly help eliminate toxins. Homeopathic treatment is the cream of all health disciplines as it works by stimulating a sluggish immune system.