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Allergy (Atopy) Treatment Options for Cats Benefits of Giving Your Pet Fish Oil (Omega 3) Benefits of Giving Your Pet Fish Oils & Fatty Acids Caring for Your Pet's Skin and Coat Choosing a Pet Shampoo for Your Dog or Cat Common Causes of Your Pet's Persistent Itch Do Dog and Cats Need Calcium? Eliminating Pet Odor Finding a Lump or Wart on Your Pet Fly Control for Your Dog How Often Should you Wash your Dog? How to Bathe Your Dog How to Choose the Best Shampoo for Your Pet How to Reduce Cat Hairballs How to Remove Skunk Odor from Dogs & Cats How to Treat 5 Common Skin Diseases in Pets How to Treat Your Dog's Bacterial Skin Infection Maintaining Your Dog's Skin and Coat Health Manage Your Dog's Itching Caused By Allergies Managing Your Cat's Dry Winter Skin Managing Your Dog's Dry Winter Skin Managing Your Dog's Skin Allergies Natural Remedies for Pets with Allergies & Atopy Pet Conditions That Benefit From Omega 3 Preventing and Controlling Pet Hair Loss Promote Healthy Skin and Coat in Your Cat Quick Itch Relief For Your Pet Reducing Your Dog's Shedding Remedies for Pets with Skin Allergies (Atopy) Remedies to Treat Pet Skin Infections Shampoos for Dogs with Skin Allergies Solutions for Your Cat's Skin Infections Top 4 Allergies in Pets Treating Your Horse's Skin Problems Treating Your Pet's Hot Spots Understanding Demodectic Mange (Red Mange) What Causes Pet Odor? Which Skin Supplements Are Best for My Pet? Why Do Dogs Shed?

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Treating Your Pet's Hot Spots

Relieve your pet's irritating itch

Hot spots are infected sores caused by bacteria being scratched into the skin. Use a product with ingredients that will help to quickly soothe your pet's skin and relieve itching.

Use a monthly flea preventative

Hot spots are commonly caused by an allergic reaction to flea saliva. Using a flea preventative can help prevent flea dermatitis by killing fleas.

Allow hot spots to heal

Hot spots can be extremely itchy and as a result can continue to be reopened through chewing and licking when you're not able to monitor your pet. To ensure a hot spot can properly heal, consider using an Elizabethan collar or recovery cone to deter your pet from reinfecting the wound.

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If your pet has a long coat, you may want to trim the hair around the infection to ensure the medicine is applied to the skin.
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