Posted 09 March 2009 - 09:51 AM
Posted 09 March 2009 - 10:04 AM
Nope, never tried it. I have Akitas and they are notorious for hot spots what works beautifully for them is Gold Bond medicated powder, a little messy but works like dream.
Posted 09 March 2009 - 10:06 AM
Posted 09 March 2009 - 10:11 AM
Great, I have all kinds of tried and true home remedies for pets and humans. The one for chronic ear problems in dogs is a hoot......LOL
Posted 09 March 2009 - 10:21 AM
Care to expand? lol You have me all curious!
Posted 09 March 2009 - 10:36 AM
Posted 09 March 2009 - 11:20 AM
As for basset ears, if anyone's got a basset scratching his ears, the vet told me to just clean 'em out with a warm wet washcloth. You can't reach far enough to hurt him, and a good scrubbing keeps them clean and mine loves it. He even asks me to do it. He'll follow me into the bathroom and look longingly at the sink when he wants his ears scrubbed.
Posted 09 March 2009 - 11:26 AM
No, no, no, Gold Bond medicated powder is for hot spot, the "Feminine Hygiene" product is for the ears.....LOL
Posted 10 March 2009 - 07:30 AM
My vet always recommended bitter apple to get them to leave their leg/bandage alone does not treat the irritation but prevents them from wanting to chew on the spot. Actually the treatment/cleaning/prevention for ear infection/swimmers ear for both humans and dogs is the same. 50:50 mix of white vinegar and alcohol. my vet always used grain alcohol(he learned it from a swim team years ago) but I use isopropyl. the vinegar changes the pH so the bugs dont grow, and the alcohol drys the ear.
Posted 14 March 2009 - 01:30 AM
With hot spots, skin allergies & wounds - you can get a product called Eskimo OIl (its a gel capsule) and either give it to your dog or poke a hole in the capsule and squeeze the oil on your dogs food. (Its made of Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids which help the immune system and more importantly heal wounds & skin problems.) Just about any holistic Vet will recommend this as a good first step. Tea Tree oil will clean the wound but try not to let a dog lick and ingest too much. You can also sooth with Calendum Oil.
For a natural way to relax your dog (if you think stress is contributing or she's over-chewing). Bach's Flowers Rescue Remedy might be of help since its a natural relaxant & anti-anxiety remedy that doesnt have the side effects of drugs aimed at this.
Bitter Apple can be sprayed to help curb chewing.
Bandaging often doesnt work - most dogs chew through the bandages...LOL (I know mine do...and they can remove them faster than I can put one on......)
The feminine product...is only good if the ear infection is caused by yeast. There are differnt types of ear infections - unfortunatally.
Posted 16 March 2009 - 01:57 PM
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Posted 22 March 2009 - 04:18 PM
The vet explained to me that the more you cover it the more you are helping the bacteria breed-- Hope this helps.
Posted 06 September 2010 - 10:12 PM
We're going to the vet tomorrow to make sure, but I'm pretty darn sure this is what he's got.
Posted 07 September 2010 - 07:08 AM
Posted 07 September 2010 - 07:05 PM
I just wanted to add - when our old dog used to get them in his armpits, we were told to put Polysporin on, and the douse the area with Baby powder. Worked like a charm and cleared up within a few days!
Posted 07 September 2010 - 11:24 PM
They put a body wrap on him, because he keeps scratching it. I had put an E-collar on him yesterday, so he can't bite it anymore.
Posted 08 September 2010 - 01:41 PM