Treating and Preventing Hot Spots on Dogs
What Are Hot Spots?
Hot spots are open sores that are hot, moist and red from your dog’s continuous licking, chewing, and scratching. The hot spot is very sensitive and painful to the touch and your dog may his hair in this area.
Just about any irritation to your dog’s skin, paws, hips, chest or other area that causes him to lick, scratch or bite, to gain relief, may lead to the development of a hot spot.
With its no-sting and no clinical odor solution, Banixx provides quick, soothing, topical relief to your pet – from the hot spot’s initial discovery through the entire recovery process.
Dog Hot Spot Treatment
These moist, painful spots that are medically referred to as Acute Moist Dermatitis, can turn into larger, bacterial infections quickly. It starts out as a small, red, irritated, wet-looking area and blossoms in size and irritation in short order. To get rid of it before it worsens, gently and generously pat Banixx spray onto the infection and the surrounding area, twice daily, until the spot is completely gone. Consistency in application is important, as is quality “contact time.” Since it’s a natural instinct for dogs to lick off anything applied topically, it’s best to distract your dog’s attention with food, a walk or a short play session after applying it, so that Banixx has a chance to go to work.
The Banixx hot spot remedy is well tolerated by dogs because, unlike other topical solutions or dog medicines, Banixx has no clinical odor (remember, a dog’s sense of smell is greater than a human’s by up to 100,000 times – and an unfamiliar scent will demand his/her attention). In addition, Banixx will not sting, burn or cause further trauma to your pet. And no worries – you cannot overdo the application. Banixx is one of the easiest home remedies as it can be purchased at most local pet supply stores, as well as online, and done completely in the comfort of your home. The antiseptic spray is very effective thanks to its unique pH level that does not allow bacterial or fungal growth. Without bacteria, an infection simply fades away – it’s a very natural process! Find Banixx near you or buy online.
What Causes Hot Spots on Dogs?
Dog hot spots are nothing to fool around with — their size grows quickly from a small irritated area to a raging, ugly skin infection. Banixx can bring much-needed, soothing relief to your dog, but the underlying cause still needs to be addressed to find a permanent cure. Here are a few of the more common causes of these irritated, raw wounds:
Did you know that while dog (or cat) food allergies may cause gastrointestinal problems, it’s typically their skin that is most often affected?
A dog’s diet can be a contributing factor to hot spots. Dogs are by nature meat eaters, and unfortunately many dog food “fillers,” such as corn or soy, can lead to a dietary imbalance that results in dog skin irritations. In fact, a dog’s allergic reaction to food may account for as much as 50 percent of hot spots in dogs. For pups diagnosed with food sensitivities or allergies, making the switch to a grain-free diet can often go a long way toward resolving hot spot issues. Additionally, preservatives in the food can irritate your dog’s system, so switching your pet to a food that has low or no preservatives can be helpful in resolving hot spot issues. But because a successful change in diet affects the dogs internal system, success may take a couple weeks. Giving your dog Banixx – in conjunction with the change in diet – can provide your pet with quick, soothing, topical relief throughout the healing process!
Diet Can Affect Your Dog’s Skin
Banixx is a first-rate antifungal and antibacterial topical solution! For hot spots caused by a skin fungal (yeast) condition, Banixx will take care of the infection in short order. Banixx is colorless, odorless, and painless, so application is a breeze. Many products are advertised an itchy dog skin cure but the answer generally lies in a multi-faceted approach involving diet, environment and a quality skin application such as Banixx.
For hot spots that arise as a result of a skin conditions, environmental allergies or disease, Banixx will do a wonderful job with the affected area, but the specific cause of the underlying allergy or infection will still need to be identified if you want to find a permanent cure. Learn more about itchy dog skin.
Flea or Tick Bite Allergies
If your dog is suffering from an allergy to flea or tick bites, (also known as allergic dermatitis), using a flea and tick treatment is recommended. But did you know that some of these treatments require the pest to bite its host before it will die? To provide your pet with quick, soothing, topical relief throughout the treatment and healing process, apply Banixx in conjunction with the flea and tick treatment. Keep in mind that while treating your dog is essential, you MUST also treat your dog’s environment, including your house, the dog’s bedding, yard, and other animals in the home. Generally, the only fleas you will see are the adult fleas that represent only about 5 percent of a flea infestation – the remaining 95 percent is made up of flea eggs, larvae, and pupae. To eliminate these, wash your dog’s bedding in a bleach solution and apply cider vinegar to your dogs environment. Going forward, Banixx Pet Care combined with a regular topical flea treatment program will clear up this issue and make him a happy dog! Find Banixx near you or buy online.
Believe it or not, dogs can get lonely, bored, anxiety or stressed. Large dogs, in particular, sometimes “entertain” themselves by obsessively chewing, biting, or licking at little spots on their bodies such as minor insect bites. Before long, bacteria creeps in, a secondary infection occurs, and you have a raging hot spot on your dog. Although early and consistent applications of Banixx can alleviate the intense itching, this type of raw wound may be easily prevented by simply keeping your dog active and happy.
How To Treat Hot Spots on Dogs
The best way to treat a dog hot spot is to carefully trim the surrounding hair, clean the area and then apply the Banixx spray remedy. Keeping in mind that there may be a variety of causes for your dog’s hot spot, some of which may need additional treatment options, Banixx can be used alone for treating hot spots – or in conjunction with any prescription medication – to provide soothing relief to your pet throughout the entire healing process. The science behind Banixx is simple, yet amazing: Its unique pH and high oxygen levels create an acidic environment that is totally inhospitable to bacteria and fungi. As a result, your dog’s immune system, can spend significantly more time healing the injured tissue than fighting infection. Others home remedies include hydrogen peroxide, Pepto Bismol, coconut oil, tea tree oil, witch hazel, black tea, calendula tincture, colloidal silver, Neosporin, or other essential oils, but we do not recommend those methods as they can irritate healthy tissue and/or reduce the oxygen levels at the application site.
Read about Kodi’s recovery (below) using Banixx to successfully treat his hot spot (a customer testimonial from Jeremy, Wauseon, OH).
A Banixx Customer Success Story with his dog, Kodi.
“We learned about Banixx Pet Care at a show in Pennsylvania. We told the Banixx rep of the problems that our Akita dog, Kodi, has with hot spots. She told us that these spots may have an underlying cause but, despite that, Banixx may give our dog some good relief. We got home and there was Kodi with a huge hot spot! The timing couldn’t have been better. We applied Banixx immediately. We used to use a really well-known product and Kodi was immediately uncomfortable and licked it off…making things worse! With Banixx, there was no flinching or licking and it healed in 3-4 days. Before, …it took over a week! I am a seasoned Dog Handler and we own a pet shop so we now sell Banixx regularly; it’s a product that we really believe in!” Find Banixx near you or buy online.
Pictures of Hotspots on Dogs
“My dog gets bad hot spots due to his autoimmune disease. Antibiotics no longer help but Banixx clears up his infected skin spots quickly. Here are Before and after photos after 1 week!”Chandra N., Facebook
Best Hot Spot Treatment For Dogs
Some of Our 5-Star Customer Reviews
“Works great to help heal and offer relief to my dog who is prone to getting dermatitis.”LizzieTX (Amazon Customer)
“Great for my dog’s hot spot! It started looking better within hours and was completely gone in 2 days.”By s0nicfreak (Amazon Customer)
“I can’t recommend this product strongly enough. My dog had a bad hot spot on the crease of his hind legs, made it hard for him to walk, wouldn’t heal, and had lost lots of hair. 2 treatments and he stopped scratching at the spot, 2-days and the open would was scabbed over, and 2-weeks later he’s running through fields and chasing balls again.”By M. Henry (Amazon Customer)
“I purchased this at a local pet store. My American Bulldog is constantly getting these painful spots from allergies, and cuts/scratches from playing rough. This spray is a miracle. I just have to spray it on her scabs and she instantly stops scratching at them and they heal in a day or two. It doesn’t really have a smell, and best of all, she seems to love when I spray it on her hot wounds. Definitely will purchase this again.”By Ashes Crashes
“I researched the best product for my dog’s infection. After reading reviews on several sites on so many different products, I found this one to have the best. After using it twice a day for 3 weeks not only did her skin get better but her hair also grew back on her tail. This is the only product I will ever use on any spots she will ever have. Thankful to have found it.”By Crystal (Amazon Customer)
“I have a German Shepherd, a Maltese/Shih Tzu, and a Maine Coon cat, and I’ve used this on all three with great success every time hot spots develop. I often remove the hair around the infection, clean and dry it and then apply Banixx. From skin dermatitis to flea bites after I forgot to administer their flea medication. I always keep this on-hand and LOVE that it’s totally safe to use on my furballs – even around the eyes and mouth. My parents have a mini-farm and after I told my mom about this product, she purchased it and uses with the same results on her three horses, barn cats, and their dog as well.”By SunnieDays (Amazon Customer)
“I put it on the spot in the morning and again in the afternoon and by evening the inflammation is down and healing. By the next day it is almost gone. It also works FAST on cuts and scrapes etc. Whatever this product contains is excellent. I keep a bottle in the bathroom and the den for quick use when needed. It doesn’t hurt or burn. The dogs don’t mind the spray. Highly recommend this.”By Caroline (Amazon Customer)