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    So dose anyone have some good hot spot cures & anyway to stop them happening at all?
    Bubba never used to get them but Tori(older TM rehome) had 1 when I got here & now Bubba seems to get them.
    The other dog is Bella(high % poodle) & she seems to always be the first to get them these days & then Bubba will but no other dogs.
    I have been using an antifungal cortasone cream.
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    We used to use Illium Neocort & Neem seed oil. Damn annoying things though at least you can actually feel them coming!

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    Neem seed oil is great stuff I will ad that in.
    You know with Bubba you can smell he's going to get 1, he just gets this strong doggy smell that he dosn't normally have.
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    I suspect you need to reduce the fungal spores in the environment - the stuff is a lot like tinea or jock itch for dogs.

    Oil of cloves and lavendar oil and vinegar are all supposed to help reduce fungal spores. Maybe you could load up a litre pump up spray bottle with a couple of drops (no more) of oil of cloves and a cup of vinegar and top up to 1 litre with water and spray where the dogs like to hang out that might be harbouring the spores. It's a Shannon Lush and "Is your house killing you" type approach.

    Plenty of sun on the dog's bedding should help too.

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    I only had it with one dog (RIP) changing his flea treatment I think, as the vet advised, cleared them up. Many years ago and I have forgotten so I am not much help.

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    *touching wood madly here* as we havn't had them yet but I do like the idea of Hya's and will give it a go I think. It can be humid and damp here at times so I dont think it would hurt as well as it would surely help/reduce any overly doggy smell .
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    Hey CD,

    Betadine works a treat on any that are already there if you happen to be unable to stop them from appearing. I used it on Keira and it cleared one up very very quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keira & Phoenix View Post
    Hey CD,

    Betadine works a treat on any that are already there if you happen to be unable to stop them from appearing. I used it on Keira and it cleared one up very very quickly.
    Yes I use that now.........
    I just had never had them on my dogs before & couldn't figure out why they where reacurring.
    Hyacinths ideas sound good as Bubba sleeps under a table alot & I mop & disinfect the area but had a feeling it was haboured there. The table is just outside the laundry door too.
    I wasn't sure if it was catchy or what but jock itch certainly is so I guess it's commen sence really that so are hotspots I just had not thought of it that way before.
    Thanks all for your advise.
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    Hi Crazydog

    Would Budda sleep on a hammock bed? That would get a bit more air circulation around him and hopefully reduce the warm damp humid environment that fungi like to grow in...

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    Funny you ask that as we just spent $70 for an extra tuff & large 1 for him but he wont use it yet. I am perservering though as I know it will help & am trying to train him to use it. At the moment the cats seem to have claimed it, lol.
    I saw a pillow type bed that is made of specail fibries that allow it to breath & allows air to circulate around & under the dog. If I fail with the other bed I'm going to buy 1.
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