dog health forum: Hotspots and a new product I've discovered that REALLY helps

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medinac
Feb 8, 2012 3:26 PM CST
Name: Cheryl Medina
Chicago area, IL
I've posted prior in the Allergies subject regarding my dog, Mo. I'm still battling whatever it is she itches from. Still not sure if it's allergies or not. Another theory is nerve issues from spondylosis in the spine.

Anyway, since she chews herself she develops hotspots. After trying numerous (AND I MEAN NUMEROUS) products, veterinarians etc. to help with the itching, I've finally found one that is pretty darned amazing in my opinion. On a whim I asked at the boutique doggy store where I buy her food if they carry something good for hotspots. The name of the product is VETERICYN HOT SPOT SPRAY and here's a link to their website: http://vetericyn.com You'll see that they also carry wound healing products which I believe is the same exact product, but I need to email them and see if there is a difference.

This product also goes by the name of Puracyn and Microcyn, which is the people version approved by the FDA. The Vetericyn bottled is labeled as non-toxic, even if licked by the pet (I still don't let her lick it as it needs to stay on her skin.) In my researching the product, in some blogs or whatever - people have said it is simply diluted bleach (yes, as in clothes bleach) but I disagree - based on what I've read and analyzed about the contents, there is a difference, even though I'm not a Science or Chemistry expert.

I've been spraying Mo's sores 4 times a day and this stuff really has quickly - and I mean amazingly quickly -begun to heal her sores and has reduced her itching/biting at herself. I paid a small fortune for it at the boutique store but found it online at Amazon for a whole lot less than what I paid for it at the store. I bought the liquid but think I will buy the gel product next as the liquid seems to go quickly and runs. I find I dab it into her skin so it gets and stays where needed.

medinac
Feb 8, 2012 3:50 PM CST
Name: Cheryl Medina
Chicago area, IL
Sorry for ending my last post so abruptly, my keyboard quit responding.

I wanted to add that I still put a T-shirt on her after it dries to discourage licking or biting herself while the hotspot fully heals. So, check out the website and do your own research on it. I think it's great and I'm thrilled I found it.

Cheryl
ImageLance
Feb 14, 2012 7:54 AM CST
Name: Lance Gardner
coastal plain Virginia
Question authority, guide in wisdom
Thanks for sharing. I will look into it a bit more and see what I think.
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AlohaHoya
Jan 19, 2013 10:42 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Years ago a retired zoo vet recommended Panalog for hot spots on my big labrador. He had a miserable time with them. Panalog cleared it up and kept it from reoccuring often.... Vet said he also used it on his kids and himself for any fungal breakouts....
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ImageLance
Jan 21, 2013 8:05 AM CST
Name: Lance Gardner
coastal plain Virginia
Question authority, guide in wisdom
Thanks for the information, sounds like a useful product.
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