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    Gold Bond spray works on hot spots.
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    The last hotspot a dog of mine had happened to occur when she was getting laser treatments on her knee. The vet treated the hotspot with the laser one time and it healed after one treatment. I haven't had a dog get another hotspot since then to see if that response is repeatable but I was really impressed.

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    I don't know about its effectiveness on hot spots, but it will clear up toe nail fungus from personal experience.

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    I have a YM that just had one. I shaved the hair around the hotspot and used half vinegar and and half alcohol mixed together. I sprayed it 3 times a day and also put gold bond medicated powder on him. It dried up in 3-4 days.

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    tea tree oil has some good properties, there is a lab in Austrailia, that has studied it. If you email them they will respond. I used it on sore knees by mistake, but it worked. It has antifungal anti inflamitory and also some pain relieving properties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brokengunz View Post
    tea tree oil has some good properties, there is a lab in Austrailia, that has studied it. If you email them they will respond. I used it on sore knees by mistake, but it worked. It has antifungal anti inflamitory and also some pain relieving properties.
    also a nice sent.
    It also has some bad properties.....like it is toxic to dogs even through the skin.

    From ASPCA Poison List:

    "Tea tree, or Melaleuca alternifolia oil, does have toxic potential, depending on the circumstances of exposure. Clinical effects that may occur following dermal exposure to significant amounts of tea tree oil include loss of coordination, muscle weakness, depression, and possibly even a severe drop in body temperature, collapse and liver damage. If the oil is ingested, potential effects include vomiting, diarrhea and, in some cases, seizures. If inhalation of the oil occurs, aspiration pneumonia is possible."

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpinRetriever View Post
    It also has some bad properties.....like it is toxic to dogs even through the skin.

    From ASPCA Poison List:

    "Tea tree, or Melaleuca alternifolia oil, does have toxic potential, depending on the circumstances of exposure. Clinical effects that may occur following dermal exposure to significant amounts of tea tree oil include loss of coordination, muscle weakness, depression, and possibly even a severe drop in body temperature, collapse and liver damage. If the oil is ingested, potential effects include vomiting, diarrhea and, in some cases, seizures. If inhalation of the oil occurs, aspiration pneumonia is possible."
    thats good to know thanx

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