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My daughter's dog has hot spots and fleas and she cannot get rid of them. We have just so much and nothing is working I would like some input on what we can do for now. Thank Karen

Smartliving Guest asked this
August 2, 2013 at 9:49 AM



Dear Karen,

You will need to get rid of the fleas before you will be able to get the hot spots under control. Treating the house and environment to kill the majority of the fleas is helpful. There are also topical flea products available from stores but that means the flea has to bite your dog in order to be killed.

Using Defendex Shampoo can provide topical relief to your dog. In addition I find using our homeopathic product Derma-IonX can be helpful in helping the body reduce inflammation allowing the hot spots to heal. Omega 3,6,9 can also help to reduce the inflammation and improve the skin.

Best regards,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
August 3, 2013 at 10:14 AM

my boxer was covered in fleas so i gave him a good bath with dawn dish soap, as i was scrubbing i noticed that he was covered in hot spots. he had bee itching and scratching for about a week and i thought maybe that one spot just felt good to be scratched. i however do not have the money to send him to the vet and i have tried a few home remedies but they are still there i put antibiotic cream on the spots today. i need help on what to treat him with? thanks

Jaycee answered
June 15, 2015 at 7:15 PM
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