Pet Natural Health Care – Try This For Hot Spots
according to dr Andrew Jones, DVM, Hot spots, or acute wet dermatitis, are on the rise as more dogs, cats, and various other species of animals require help with hot spots. dr Jones confirms that allergies are the number one cause of recurring hot spots. Getting rid of the cause of the allergy can often take some time and put the problem of hot spots behind. In the realm of natural pet health care, this new natural remedy may be just the ticket.
dr Jones tested this fairly new natural remedy, put it to the test and found that it was potentially available to all pet owners, especially those of dogs and cats.
First, let’s start with the basic natural pet health care for hot spots, how to care for the wound, and a natural remedy already known so that all readers can benefit from this information, not just those who have walked this path before.
It is important to realize that when it comes to natural remedies for you or your pet, you may need to try several different remedies and there is usually more than one as nature is full of medicinal valuable properties. Each pet of its breed is unique and what works for one may or may not work for another. So always try more than one remedy if the first one doesn’t work.
sign Itchy, weeping, red, painful area on the skin that has an odor.
causes A local area of bacterially infected hair follicles that form mainly during the summer months. The skin can become infected through any scrape or wound, causing the hot spot to form. The most common cause is some type of skin allergy.
SOLUTIONS FOR NATURAL PET HEALTH CARE
Removing hair in and around the hot spot should be your first step. It is very important to allow the skin to breathe and aid wound healing. Be sure to use blunt scissors such as nose hair scissors. Be as gentle as possible as the hot spot area will be painful and your pet will feel discomfort just from trimming the hair.
Clean the wound
It is very important that you clean the wound with a MILD, non-scented antiseptic soap. Use a cotton ball and gently dab the wound with the cleanser. Make sure you rinse well and don’t leave any soapy residue.
tea and aspirin
The key to curing the hot spot is getting it to dry out, and there are some very powerful natural remedies that can do this and are likely already in your kitchen. One of them is black tea and the other is aspirin. Make a strong cup of black tea and dissolve an aspirin in it. Dip a clean cloth in this solution and apply to the hot spot for minutes. Do this four times a day.
The new remedy – apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and is used in a number of other home remedies such as ear cleaning, of which it is highly effective. (I know because I recently used it to clean my dog’s ears and it did a damn good job – better than any ear cleaning solution I’ve ever bought). It’s also high in potassium, which is good for older pets, and can be taken orally to boost the immune system. I use apple cider vinegar in my dog’s food daily.
Soak a cloth in apple cider vinegar and apply directly to the hot spot four times a day.
If your pet has repeated hot spots, it is recommended that you begin by addressing the high likelihood of allergies in your pet. If you get to the root of the problem, you can heal these hot spots, and when it comes to pet allergies, essential fatty acids are vital in your pet’s diet.
Good pet wellness practices mean getting to the root cause of acute wet dermatitis by ensuring your pet is being treated for allergies through essential fatty acids (EFAs) in their diet. In the meantime, or in case your pet develops allergies, use this natural apple cider vinegar pet remedy for pain relief and healing.
Thanks to Michel Jayne