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    Unhappy Hot Spots

    I think Bella may have a hot spot on her face. Has any ones dogs had one of these before? I can't take her to the vet until we get paid again, so it wouldn't be until next week.

    Its roughly the size of a 10c piece and gets really yucky looking

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    Wash it with Malaseb shampoo to dry it out so it doesn't ooze pus. You can also wash it with soapy water and apply Betadine to dry it out if you don't have Malaseb at hand. Does it have a prominent edge? If it does it could be a ring worm and thats a whole different story.
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    You could bathe and clean it with Calendula Tea- available at health food shop. Am told it soothes and helps with healing.

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    No no definite ring, so defo not ring worm! I'm not 100% sure it's a Hot spot now, doesn't really look like the pictures i've seen... Here it is-





    Its not to bad now, but the past few mornings it's been a bit bloody, just a little bit and weeping sort of.

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    Just wash it with salty water... about 1tsp salt to a cup of warm water and bathe 3-4 times a day. The salt dries it up and prevents infection.

    Works on my boy.

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    Yep. I'd try the salty water first and then a bit of benadine. Cold water is always nicer to use on a skin infection rather than warm IMO.

    They can double in size very quickly in the heat of summer. Tomorrow morning it may look worse before it gets better.


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    The warm water is so the salt dissolves properly and it helps soften any crusties that have dried up better than cold would. Cold compresses through the day would definitely offer some relief though.

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    I am a herbalist Calendula would help and it's not to harsh a herb to try another name for it is marigold
    but if you want a remedy right out of you cupboard I would use the warm salt water but I would add lemon juice as it's a natural anti-septic and anti-inflammatory 1-2 tea spoon of lemon juice just make sure your careful of her eyes
    from what I can tell this is not anywhere near them so you should be ok like what was said b4 it will look worse b4 it gets better

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    Yea id go with the salty water...and only if it doesnt clear up or gets dramatically worse would I go to the vet.

    Also, honey can be good for stuff like that I heard - never tried it though

    I am terrible, I dont even consider taking ym dogs to the vet unless it's something real serious. It's not that I dont want to spend money on them, I just dont want to spend money when itll get better on it's own ya know?

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    Yeah thats what I do too, leave it to see if it goes away. I was only thinking of it because it has been there for a good few days now and wasn't getting any better. Been doing the salt water and it's getting better now, so long as we catch her if she starts to scratch (which isn't hard cause she follows me everywhere lol) it should be good!

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