Did you know that the majority of pets have dog hot spots. In fact it is estimated that over seventy five percent of all domestic dogs have hotspots or some other type of canine skin problem every year. The common types of issues we typically see are generalized skin irritations, atopic canine dermatitis, shedding, dandruff; to go along with itchy paws and chronic scratching. So what can we do to provide the best dog hot spots treatment and help keep a dog's skin irritations in check?
Let's start by discussing what some of the causes of canine hot spots are and where they come from. Typically they occur when a fungus or bacterial growth build up happens on an isolated spot and then spreads to other areas such as the belly, ears, paws, and hind quarters. Causes of dog hot spots can also be a result of poor diet, or an animal's inability to properly absorb the nutrients in its food.
More Common Causes of Dog Hot Spots and Belly Rashes
Humid weather and extreme exposure to cold weather also is a contributor to skin problems, especially dry itchy skin and chapped paws. These issues can then lead to hot spots on dogs and rashes. First let me elaborate a bit more on rashes and why they are also being discussed. The reason is because hot spots over time can lead to permanent rashes, even if the irritation on the skin itself has cleared. Now let's get back to causes of hotpsots and how we can best treat them. Many issues are created externally meaning that the dog skin problem has developed because something directly on the skin has become irritated. Again this can be from external factors such as cold or humid weather; it can also come from bites, rubbing up against a fungus, receiving a bacterial infection, perhaps from another animal. In this case the best treatment for hot spots would be to treat it topically with a medicated dog shampoo, one that contains zinc-pca; and to use a digestive enzyme. . Zinc-pca will safely kill the infection and replenish the dog's skin deficient skin levels which are essential to fight of infection.
There are also many internal factors that can cause canine sores such as poor diet, using the wrong dog food, or most likely a dog's simple inability to receive and absorb the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients in their food, regardless of the quality of the food you are giving them. This is because the digestive system of the dog has troubles processing the pet food it takes in and unfortunately passes the essential nutrients that we think we are giving them. As a result your pet will experience various health related issues, the most prominent and first to surface is skin problems and dog hot spots. This is followed by other pet health related issues such as poor mood, laziness, and sometimes even more serious issues.
In conclusion it is best to use a digestive enzyme and a medicated dog shampoo if your dog has a skin problem. This way you will be treating the problem both internally and externally and you will have lasting results guarding against these dog hot spots and other skin irritations such as eczema, dermatitis and canine rashes.skin allergies and hot spots hot spots