All last month Ramona and I struggled with hot spots. She has pretty bad flea dermatitis, which means even though she is on Frontline and I spray her down with Neem anytime we are in the woods or at the beach, even one little flea bite can cause her to get so itchy and sore that she just can't leave the spot alone. My obsessive little terrier will lick and bite and scratch at the spot until all the hair falls out and it becomes a gross open wound.
Hot spots are scary because they can go from 0-60mph in a day. One day it's a slightly raised red bump, and the next day it's a gaping, oozing sore that your dog just can't seem to stop worrying at. They are SEVERELY annoying.
I've been looking for a product that can help us with our late summer hot spot problems for a while, and the best I've found is a cooling spray from the vet, but I'd always prefer to use something with natural ingredients on my babies. Finally I've found something that works! Lumino's Canine Cool Balm for Hot Spots is a combination of anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-microbial, and anti-bacterial carrier and essential oils. It's formulated with Cedarwood, Carrot Seed, Sweet Marjoram, and Niaouli. These oils were specifically chosen for their ability to alleviate the pain associated with bites, eczema, dry itchy skin, rashes, and minor wounds. It also contains organic food grade Diatomaceous Earth, added for its drying properties and high mineral content. Formulated from all natural human-grade ingredients, this balm is safe if ingested.
Thanks to this new product, the sores are all gone! Now we just have to wait for all the hair to grow back...