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Stay Aware: How to Treat Hot Spots on Dog and Why This Happens

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I recently had to bring my dog to the vet for what seemed to be a skin condition. I took my dog grooming on Saturday and all was well with the groomer being able to handle him without even having to put a muzzle on him, which was rare since my dog's pretty defensive when being groomed. He had a nice cut and looked like a baby seal.

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Two days later, I noticed two little spots (about a half inch) on his body which seemed to be just irritated skin. I gave him a bath thinking his skin must have gotten irritated somewhere. It didn't look bad, just a little pink.

On the third day, both spots had wounds. Now, they had some sort of liquid coming out of them. I cleaned the two areas with Hydrogen Peroxide (not a good idea - it was obviously painful - read on) and Betadine.

On the fourth day, I came home from work to find that the hair on top of the wounds have hardened by some liquid and I gave him another bath to wash it off. I notice…

List of Herbal Plants and their Benefits

1. Aloe Vera


Can heal wounds and soothe skin
Acts as moisturizer
Treats Acne
Has vitamins, minerals, enzymes, sugars, anthraquinones or phenolic compounds, lignin, saponins, sterols, amino acids and salicylic acid that are generally good for health.
Soothes Periodontal disease Aids in digestion

2. Camomile


Helps in sleeplessness and anxiety
Relieves gastrointestinal conditions such as upset stomach, gas, and diarrhea
Treats fever and colds
Anti inflammatory
Treats nausea
Treats asthma
Treats ulcerative colitis
Heals mouth sores and prevent gum disease

3. Eucalyptus


Treats a number of respiratory problems
Relieves stress and pain
Effective against cavities, dental plaque, gingivitis, and other dental infections
Treats fever and reduces body temperature

4. Marigold 


Antioxidant
Heals wounds
Good for cancer protection
Treats eczema
Treats gastritis
Treats cough
Treats cramps

5. Neem

Treats worms
Treats Malaria
Helps in pains of rheumatism
Aids skin infection
Treats gastric problems
Aid in preventing gingivitis

6. Oregano

Treats respiratory tract disorders
Relieves menstrual cramps
Treats urinary tract disorders
Treats skin conditions such as acne and dandruff
Treats fungal disease and infections

7. Passion Flower


May be used to relieve pain
Calms muscle tension
Used for anxiety, insomnia and restlessness
Used in conditions of hyperactivity and high blood pressure
Helps in emotional discomfort

8. Rosemary

Helps improve memory
Helps purify air
Antiseptic
Antioxidant
Relieves muscle pain
Relaxes nerves
Improves digestion and appetite
Increases sweating

9. Sage

Digestive aid
Appetite stimulant
Relieve abdominal cramps and bloating
Has cooling action (decreases sweating by half)

10. Thyme


Relief from coughs, bronchitis, asthma, and common colds
Dries mucous membranes
Fights infection
Combats parasites (hookworms, tapeworms)

11. Turmeric

Anti-inflammatory
Lowers risk of brain diseases
Lowers risk of heart disease
Helps prevent cancer
Helps prevent and treat Alzheimer's
Benefits against depression

Sources:
http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-7654/the-benefits-of-using-aloe-vera-for-skin-care-and-more.html http://www.herbwisdom.com/herb-chamomile.html https://www.organicfacts.net http://www.livestrong.com/article/444206-health-benefits-of-marigold-flowers/ http://www.herbwisdom.com/ http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/natural-medicine/herbal-remedies/passionflower-herbal-remedies.htm