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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.

Max's Tip

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.