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    My friend has a yellow lab, 7 yo, with a hot spot on his tail. Very sore and nasty. He is prone to these. Anything out there new to try? He is on Cephalexen an antibiotic.
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    I used Vetracin spray when my boy got some spots and they dried right up.

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    Yup. Convenia injectible antibiotic from the vet. Works fast. It binds to the plasma that is secreted on hot spots and baths it with antibiotic. You see it clearing up within 12 hours. Within a few days, you don't even realize its an issue. It's expensive, but I'll never use Gold Bond or Cephalexin again or shave another hot spot. It also takes away the compliance issue. All the medicine is given.

    I work in animal agriculture. We've had long acting injectible antibiotics for years. I was glad to see it in dogs and cats. I hope they continue to do the research to get more label claims.

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    I had one dog who would get hotspots. What worked was the dayglow yellow of the shelf remedy. Can't recall name but did work quickly.
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    Vetracin spray!!! Not even a question. Great stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by big gunner View Post
    Vetracin spray!!! Not even a question. Great stuff.
    Where do you get the spray?
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    I wash the hot spots with the blue surgical scrub that vet's use to scrub with prior to surgery. Kills bacteria and fungus. Pat it dry.... Repeat every couple of days. I've had it dry up a huge hot spot in the matter of a few days.
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    Never tried Vetracin, but love it for other stuff.

    Used to have a dog that got lots of hot spots. The best thing I ever found was a mixture of Listerine, water and baby oil 1:1:1. Even just 1:1 listerine and baby oil works great as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suepuff View Post
    Yup. Convenia injectible antibiotic from the vet. Works fast. It binds to the plasma that is secreted on hot spots and baths it with antibiotic. You see it clearing up within 12 hours. Within a few days, you don't even realize its an issue. It's expensive, but I'll never use Gold Bond or Cephalexin again or shave another hot spot. It also takes away the compliance issue. All the medicine is given.

    I work in animal agriculture. We've had long acting injectible antibiotics for years. I was glad to see it in dogs and cats. I hope they continue to do the research to get more label claims.

    Sue Puff
    i'll never use Convenia again on another one of my animals. There are some negative position papers. I just lost FC Honor's cat. He was given an injection and within a month he died. His path followed the negative position papers. And no one at the drug company was answering their vet emergency line on a Sunday, which is unusual. He had normal blood work, and within a month, he was severely anemic and died.

    do your homework before you use this drug.
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    Vetracin works great on most skin conditions, they also have a formula just for hot spots (which I haven't tried). You can find it at most any feed store, it's usually locked up with the antibiotics.
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