How to treat Hot Spots on Dogs?

Dog hot spots treatment

How did my dog get a Hot Spot? How to treat hotspots on dogs?  Dogs with allergies, skin irritations, sensitivities to food or other (such as grass) can develop a Hot Spot. The infection will quickly worsen if your dog continuously licks or scratches the infected area. Banixx can be used as a soothing hot spot treatment that brings results in days, thankfully with no further trauma to your pet since Banixx has no odor and no burn.  Common causes of dog Hot Spots can be:

  • Skin fungal condition
  • Allergy to flea or tick bites
  • Skin disease
  • Dietary intolerance
  • Food allergy/sensitivity
  • Grass allergy/sensitivity

Simple treatment for your dog's hot spots

Treat your dog’s hot spot by dousing the infected area as well as the outer regions since a hot spot spreads into a wider circle in short order.  If your dog will allow, while wearing rubber gloves, pat Banixx gently into the wounded area for better penetration.  Treat your dog’s hot spot 2-3 times daily.  Banixx is well tolerated by dogs because, unlike most other treatments, it has no clinical odor to frighten (remember, dogs smell as much as 200 times greater than us) and it has no burn/sting to cause further trauma.  It is important to be consistent with treatment, repeat the application of Banixx 2-3 times daily until you start to see healing—you may then back off to 2 times daily but be sure to keep up treatment until the area appears to dry up and shrink. You cannot overdo the application.  The reason for the success of Banixx is that the solution is at a unique pH level that simply does not allow for bacterial nor fungal growth.  Without bacteria, an infection simply fades away—it’s a very natural process!

Please read on to learn more about hot spot treatment and prevention...

Causes of Hot Spots: Fungus vs. Allergies

SHotspots on dogsHotspots on dogsometimes the cause of a hotspot on your dog is caused by a skin fungal condition. In these cases, Banixx will take care of this infection quickly since Banixx is a first rate antifungal and antibacterial treatment and the dog should make a speedy recovery.

In other cases, however, the hot spot on your dog may be caused by an allergy to flea or tick bites, a skin allergy or a skin disease or a dietary intolerance or food allergy.

For hot spots that arise as a result of a skin allergy or skin disease, Banixx will do a wonderful job with the  infected surface area, but, the cause of the underlying allergy or infection will still need to be addressed in pursurance of finding a permanent cure.  In order to pinpoint the underlying cause of your dogs hot spots, a visit to the veterinarian is recommended.  If your dog is suffering from an allergy to flea or tick bites, (also known as allergic dermatitis) then a flea/tick treatment is recommended in conjunction with using Banixx as a topical treatment to the affected area.

For dogs diagnosed with food allergies or sensitivities, making the switch to a grain-free diet can often go a long way toward resolving a dog's hot spot issues.  While the change in diet affects a systemic change, Banixx can be used for topical healing! 

Kodi's recovery, using Banixx, for successful Hot Spot Treatment (a customer testimonial from Jeremy, Wauseon, OH).




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Banixx® Benefits

  • Anti-fungal & Anti-bacterial
  • Safe around the eye and mouth
  • No steroids, no antibiotics
  • No odor to alarm your pet
  • No color, non-staining
  • Non-irritating, no sting or burn
  • Long shelf-life, temperature tolerant


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