|Barked: Thu Dec 31, '09 6:24pm PST |
|Taking him to the vet is the best plan. However if you just can’t afford to do that there is a home remedy that my family has used successfully.
Clip/shave the hair away from the spot; wash it well with soap and water. Get a strong iodine solution, such as is used for treating foals navels; (Feed store/tack shop)put a good coating of the iodine on the spot.
BE AWARE that naval Iodine is very TOXIC; there will be a skull and crossbones on the label of the bottle.
The iodine will sting, keep Banjo on a leash and hold his collar. You must not allow him to touch or lick the iodine spot. After a minute or two, wash the iodine off with soapy water and treat the spot with something like hydrogen peroxide and dry it well.
This treatment will often dry up and cure a hot spot. But, you could hurt your dog badly if he got away from you and licked the spot before you get the iodine off. It is risky, but is better than doing nothing.
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