15 Home Remedies for Hotspots in Dogs   | MaxHomeRemedies.com

15 Home Remedies for Hotspots in Dogs  

Hotspots or painful sores on a dog’s body can be incredibly painful and itchy for pooches. The spots typically appear out of nowhere as a result of a immune system reaction and can develop anywhere on a dog’s body. Many people turn to home remedies for hotspots in dogs like the ones provided here.

Our step-by-step guides can help you take a natural approach to hotspot symptom relief.

1. Calendula 

Calendula can treat hot spots and other skin irritations. It reduces inflammation and itching. It is one of the most effective for calming itches.

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Directions

  • Make the water boil.
  • Place the calendula into the bottom of the mug.
  • Douse the calendula with water.
  • Let it steep it for 10-15 minutes.
  • Allow it to cool down.Pour the ingredients into a bowl.
  • Use a Q-tip or a cotton ball or swab to collect some of the calendula.
  • Apply the Calendula right onto to the skin. You want to cover the affected area generously for best results.

2. Hypericum

Hypericum is a useful herb for treating inflammation and helping heal the sore spots. It relieves the itch and is best applied directly onto the hot spot.

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  • Hypericum
  • Water

Directions

  • Boil water.
  • Place the hypericum into the bottom of the mug.
  • Cover the hypericum with water.
  • Steep the tea it for 10-15 minutes.
  • Let it cool down.
  • Pour the tea into a bowl.
  • Use a Q-tip or a cotton ball or swab to collect some Hypericum.
  • Add the Hypericum directly to the skin. You want to cover the affected area generously for best results.
  • Be mindful not to get any of the Hypericum in your eyes or the dog’s eyes.

3. Himalayan Salt 

Himalayan salt baths can provide anti bacterial benefits for the dog. You can get this salt anywhere, and you will recognize it easily because it is pink.

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Directions

  • Draw a nice warm both for the dog. Be sure that the water level is not too deep.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of salt for every cup of water.
  • Let your dog soak in the bath for around 10 minutes to give their muscles relief.
  • Gently wash your dog. Pay special attention to the area where the hot spot is.
  • Repeat this process until the hot spot clears up.

 4. Antioxidants

Giving your dog antioxidants can help solve hot spots if they are caused by allergies. You can give your dog vitamin C tablets crushed up in water or you could make a citrus juice and put it into their water instead. Be sure if you do this that the juice does not come from concentrate and does not have sugar.

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Directions

  • Crush up vitamin C tablets with the mortar and pestle.
  • Add in the crushed tablets to the sealable container you have.
  • Fill it with warm water.
  • Stir the container until everything is fully dissolved.
  • Draw up around one cc with your syringe.
  • Give your dog the syringe full of vitamin C.

5. Essential Fatty Acids

Your dog needs essential fatty acids just like we do. These Omega 3 acids are essential for the health of their skin. This could help heal the hot spots from the inside out because of it. You can use fish oils, but you need to be sure they are fresh. Coconut oil would probably be a better option because it can keep for a long time.

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Directions

  • Pour the Coconut oil into a bowl.
  • Collect coconut oil on a cotton swab.
  • Apply the coconut oil directly to the hot spot. You want to cover the affected area generously for best results.
  • Try not to get any of the coconut oil in your eyes or the dog’s eyes

6. Coconut Oil

You can also give your dog coconut oil internally. This could work well with a topical treatment on top of it. This way, you can make sure that they are getting plenty of fatty acids, both directly and indirectly.

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Necessary items

  • Coconut oil

Directions

  • Put a small amount, around one or two teaspoons, of coconut oil into the water bowl your dog uses.
  • As the dog drinks, add in more. When you refill their water, keep adding the right amount to ensure that they are getting every drop.
  • Do this for anywhere between seven to 10 days depending on the severity of their hot spot.

7. Dimethylglycine

DMG, or dimethylglycine, is an amino acid and is also a natural immune modulator. This just means that it can support any kind of immune dysfunction. This includes both underactivity and overactivity of the immune system, both of which can help stop allergic reactions known as histamine reactions. These include hot spot reactions.

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Directions

  • Give the dog three drops of this per day.
  • Use a syringe or do it in their water bowl–whichever is easiest for you and the dog.

8. Probiotics

Probiotic supplements are essential for building healthy digestive health. With good digestive health, the immune system works better and can propose better responses to allergens and the like. This can help stop things such as hot spots and other allergic “reactions” from occuring.

You can use a human brand and put it in a syringe. Just be sure that you are only giving a quarter of the recommended dose for humans for every 25 pounds of body weight that the dog has.

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Directions

  • Crush up probiotic tablets with the mortar and pestle.
  • Dump in the crushed tablets to the sealable container you have.
  • Fill the container with warm water.
  • Stir the contents until everything is fully dissolved.
  • Draw around one cc with your syringe.
  • Give your dog the syringe full of the probiotics.

9. Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is a powerful antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial and antimicrobial. This makes it perfect for treating hot spots that you don’t want to see getting infected. It is one of the most effective topical solutions for external skin issues for this reason.

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Directions

  • Mix the tea tree essential oil with the pure oil. The oil gets the botanicals into the dog’s skin.
  • Use the tea tree essential mixture onto the hot spot. The tea tree essential oil will relieve the pain and swelling that comes with the infection.

10. Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender oil is ultra gentle on dogs’ sensitive skin. This is especially important when you are treating an open sore like a hot spot. Lavender moisturizes the skin while giving it the moisture that it needs. It also acts as an astringent.

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Directions

  • Blend the lavender essential oil with the pure vegetable oil. The vegetable oil will carry the oil into the hot spot.
  • Put the lavender essential oils onto the affected area.
  • The lavender essential oil will work to relieve the pain and swelling that comes with hot spot.

11. Black Tea Bags

Back tea has a huge number of tannic acids which can dry out infections. It also is just a gentle way to take care of a hot spot that won’t irritate their skin.

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Directions

  • Boil water.
  • Place the black tea or tea laves into the bottom of the mug or mix the ingredient in. You want to be sure that it is thoroughly blended in.
  • Cover the tea with water.
  • Let it steep it for 10-15 minutes.
  • Let it cool off completely after it has steeped.
  • Place the tea bag directly onto the hot spot.
  • Keep it there for five minutes.
  • Do this up to six times per day until the hotspot is gone.

12. Witch Hazel

Witch hazel is a natural astringent. It is gentle enough to cool and soothe their skin. Even though it is gentle, it is still powerful and can help heal a hot spot in no time at all.

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Directions

  • Pour the witch hazel oil into a bowl.
  • Collect the witch hazel oil using a cotton ball.
  • Put the Witch Hazel oil right on to the skin. You want to cover the affected area generously.
  • Be mindful not to get any of the witch hazel oil in your eyes.

13. Elizabethan Collar

Though it may look silly, one of these collars, often called a “cone” is the only way to stop the hot spot. Often, these hot spots are only made worse because they are continuously licked. You can stop that with these collars.

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Directions

  • You will be able to find these unique collars at most pet stores.
  • Attach the collar following the instructions.
  • Don’t let your dog knock it off.

14. Baby Shampoo

Baby shampoo is gentle, yet effective. The mildness of this shampoo is enough to soothe the skin while stopping them from scratching any further. You can get this shampoo at any sort of drug store or department store.

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Directions

  • Put a small amount of baby shampoo right onto the hotspot.
  • Use the cotton ball and gently rub this shampoo into the wound.
  • Keep the baby shampoo on the wound to let it absorb.
  • Do this up to twice per day until the hotspot is gone.

15. Trimming

Sometimes, dogs just need to get groomed so that they can feel better. Those with super long and thick fur have a greater chance of getting a hotspot. Any dog can have one, and when you notice a hot spot showing up on your longer-haired pooch, take them to the groomer. This will allow the hotspot room to breathe, so to speak, so that it can heal.

If you don’t want to totally cut your dog’s fur, cut around the hot spot at the very lease. If you give them cuts on a regular basis, you could prevent another spot from forming.

  • Go to the groomer’s.
  • Get your dog trimmed up.
  • Do this regularly.

Conclusion

These home remedies for hotspots in dogs should begin producing results within a few days. If the spots worsen or your dog’s behavior changes, consult a veterinarian for more advice on how to deal with the problem.

What home remedies for hotspots in dogs have you tried in the past? Let us know what has worked for you in the “Comments” sections. Our readers love to learn new home remedies for their four-legged family members.

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