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HOT SPOTS ON DOGS
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Soothes away the awful ITCH without drugs or immune-suppressing corticosteroids.
Hot spots on dogs can be agonizing for the dog and frustrating for the dog lover.
These red, blotchy, inflamed areas commonly affect dogs (and sometimes cats) and can deteriorate dangerously fast if left untreated.
Because hotspots are itchy, your pet will rub, scratch or lick the area. Dealing with the aggravation alone, your dog can turn the infected area from a dime-sized dot to a palm-sized patch of seeping sores within hours.
Avoid using steroids if possible
Side effects of corticosteroids in dogs include weight gain, increased thirst, and mood alterations. Long term use (which may cause an over-production of cortisol in the body) could even lead to Cushing's Disease. And guess what else high levels of cortisol can cause? Red patches of skin, scabs and hair loss. Surely those were the very symptoms we were trying to resolve!
Your dog doesn’t need to begin that degenerative cycle of pharmaceutical drugs leading to immune deficiency, leading to further symptoms, leading to further pharmaceutical medications.
Corticosteroids are often the default prescription for any kind of skin inflammation. Topical or oral, both applications of steroid will do the job of immediately reducing inflammation. But they will also suppress the immune system by impeding the function of white blood cells. This lowers resistance to infection, the thing that may have caused the hot spots in the first place.
Nature Cools Down Hot Spots on Dogs
Calendula Officinalis extract
Calendula is known among medical herbalists as nature’s miracle skin healer. It is used today among clinical herbalists and naturopathic physicians to treat eczema, boils, skin ulcers and pretty much every skin condition ever suffered.
The dried petals of the Calendula plant contain the active ingredients. They are high in flavonoids, thought to be the cause of Calendula’s excellent soothing action. A recent study found the topical application of Calendula prevented dermatitis in cancer patients during radiotherapy treatment.1 Calendula helps wounds heal faster by soothing itchy skin and easing the minor irritations caused by bug bites or parasites.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is a safe and natural oil that has been used for centuries in human and animal wellness. Clinical herbalists use it to strengthen the body's immune system which is often weakened by stress, illness, or by the use of antibiotics and other prescription drugs.
Along with its soothing qualities tea tree oil is capable of penetrating into the lower skin layers where its active constituents are needed most. Published scientific studies of Tea Tree Oil show it to be anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, analgesic (pain-killing), cicatrizant (wound-healing) and diaphoretic (promotes sweating) which triggers the body's own natural defense system.
Grapefruit seed extract
Certain citrus fruits are used commercially as bug repellents, but when it comes to natural insecticides, Grapefruit seed extract (GSE) is one of the most popular. A 2001 study found it to be an effective anti-microbial against hundreds of bacterial, viral and fungal strains plus a variety of parasites.5 Another study in 2008 found that Grapefruit seed extract prevents the growth of yeast-like fungi strains like Candida Albicans (which dogs can suffer from as well as humans).6
What is SoothAwayTM?
SoothAwayTM is a 100% natural herbal extract formula for use on all dog breeds. For external use only.
It is a topical, non-greasy spray containing the fearsome four-some of Calendula, Lauric Acid, Tea Tree Oil and Grapefruit Seed Extract.
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P.S. SoothAwayTM will extinguish hot spots on dogs, but it is a good idea to let your dog's natural immune system prevent them from occurring in the first place. See Primalix Immune.
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Additional reading: Treating and Preventing Hot Spots on Dogs - American Kennel Club
1. Calendula prevents dermatitis during radiotherapy: J Clin Oncol. 2004 Apr 15;22(8):1447-53
4. Grapefruit seed extract kills headlice in children: Parasitol Res. 2009 Nov 27. PMID: 19943066
5. Grapefruit seed extract prevent Candida albicans: Wiad Parazytol. 2001;47(4):845-9. PMID: 16886437
6. Burdock reduces allergic inflammation: Exp Biol Med (Maywood). 2008 Aug 14. PMID: 18703753
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