hot spot treatment

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dottiedodah Sun 13-Oct-19 17:16:04

My Dalmatian has a sore spot on her back .Vet has prescribed Betafuse ointment .Seems rather strong ,instructions to wear gloves and wash hands .Worried she may lick it off! Has anyone tried Coconut oil for dogs at all ? Specially designed coconut oil for dogs I mean!) would appreciate any advice thank you

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BrokenWing Sun 13-Oct-19 18:53:15

I would have thought the cream would soak in within 30 mins or so, you could distract her during that time or use a vet collar if still concerned.

dottiedodah Mon 14-Oct-19 11:53:22

Thank you ,I hadnt thought of that ! Yes thats a good idea .Really dont like using medication if at all possible .Would really like to try a homeopathic vet but all around 100 miles away!(South Coast)!

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Lonecatwithkitten Mon 14-Oct-19 13:43:13

Hot spot is a bacterial infection and betafuse contains an antibiotic to kill the bacteria and an anti-inflammatory to reduce the itch. The advice to wear gloves and wash hands after use is partly due to the anti-inflammatory content, but mainly to stop you spreading bacteria elsewhere on the dog. The bacteria involved in hot spot is very similar to impetigo so spreads fast, but differently can become a deep skin infection which if not treated promptly can take very long courses of antibiotics to resolve.

dottiedodah Tue 15-Oct-19 07:05:06

LoneCatWithKitten Thank you for this information ,very helpful . I always worry with any medication! This has reassured me greatly .Many thanks and I appreciate your advice .Often get home from Vets and forget to ask her questions as little time with a standard appointment.

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