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There are hundreds of reasons why hot spots show up. Sometimes it is as simple as an allergic reaction to flea bites. We've also seen bee stings, spider bites and even ants start the chain reaction. Of course a food reaction or immune system weakness can also cause problems. Again, just like humans, there can be countless factors and causes.
How it works / Picture
Below are a few examples of how to use NT Canine™ on skin issues, along with some photos and commentary that you will find useful. Let's start with an easy one first. (Scroll further down to find an extreme case!)
NOTE: Both of the examples below are demonstrations of "open wound" hot spots. However at other times we might instead notice only a red, angry rash, often accompanied by hair loss. This most often occurs on the shoulder, hip, or on the face. Be sure to use NT Canine™ for all these issues as well.
Chaz had an old mole on his neck that became inflamed and infected. It was covered by his collar and was not noticed in a timely manner.
As you can see, the ooze and seepage had congealed around the problem area, and the fur had become encrusted into the wound.
The first thing we did is clip the fur (shaving is even better!) so that the surrounding fur will not interfere with healing process. This will also allow us to view exactly what is really occurring at the site.
Here we have cleaned up the area. The hair follicles that were incorporated in the wound area literally came right out with the slightest tug. (Similar to a brittle cork coming from a bottle). No, not pretty, but this cleaning is essential to uncovering the core problem. Now we are starting from a clean slate.
NOTE: It is not always necessary to remove the scab. (indeed, most of the time there won't be a scab at all because of the dog's constant licking) However, if the area is encrusted with matted fur or the crusty remnants of other products, it is best to trim, clean and dry the area and start over with NT CANINE treatment.
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This is the dusting process. It is clean and simple. As the slogan says..... Just
We applied NT CANINE, and Chaz shook himself. This photo shows how the product stays in place even after the shaking. The powder instantly begins to absorb the excess moisture and accelerate the congealing/scabbing process.
The squeeze bottle tip allows you to direct a few puffs right where you want it.
Be sure to coat the affected area, as well as about 1/2 inch all around it. You might
wish to apply NT out on the porch. There will be a little bit of excess dust. Easy
to clean up, but why give yourself the extra chore -
You will instantly notice the powder absorb the moisture at the site. You can gently
rub it into the surrounding area, but no need to touch the actual wound area. Just
let the product settle, absorb, and do it's work. Most of the time it will only take
one or two applications before there is no longer moisture present (IE: bleeding
/ drainage.) However, in the example below, we will demonstrate a more severe hot
spot attack, and show the day-
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We treated Chaz twice per day (morning and night) for 3 days. The wound scabbed over nicely and healing was remarkably rapid. No further treatments were needed. However we now recommend weekly maintenance dusting to make we sure stay ahead of any recurrences
Six weeks later the hair has completely regrown normally. The mole is still there, but there is obviously no evidence of the former infection. Chaz continues to be perky, and now much happier without that "neck thing."
Grace came to us with a severe hot spot on her back. She is a high energy dog, and once she decides to attack a problem, she literally won't stop! She chewed and licked and chewed this spot.
Prior to NT CANINE™ treatment, a vet had prescribed an ointment, which, as many of you have encountered, didn't work at all. This had been used for several weeks with no success. (See photo below on the left)
During this NT CANINE™ treatment, Grace required an Elizabethan collar to prevent her from doing further damage. In Photo 1 below on the left, we can see how the previous sticky ointment treatment matted the surrounding fur so badly that it was now layered into the oozing mess of the scab. The photo on the right is after the hair had been trimmed away, and the hot spot was fully revealed.
This is a close up of the hot spot. The surrounding fur was trimmed away and the area was cleaned. To clean we used warm water only. NOTE: When using NT Canine, this "cleaning process" is only required if there are sticky remnants or other foreign matter. If you do clean the area, be sure to dry the coat completely before using the product. Generally there is no reason to wash again during treatment NOTE 2: We want to keep the area "dry" because the bacteria involved in Hot Spots needs a warm, moist area to thrive. So.... Wash it once, make sure the pet doesn't continue to lick, and in general... keep the area dry!
This is the dusting process. Simply aim and "Dust-
This photo was taken about 5 minutes after the first dusting. You can see how this
first application of powder has absorbed all the drainage from the affected area.
(It turns dark as it absorbs.) In most cases the dark, damp powder will begin to
lighten in color as it dries over the wound -
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DAY 2.... This is the morning of the second day. Because this is a severe case, the
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We allowed the solid scab to remain in place (the area on the right). It was healing correctly, and there is no reason to pull it off and start from scratch.
We dusted a few more times on Day 2.
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Here by day 3 we now have a good handle on the situation. While the scab has cracked slightly, we simply puffed a bit of powder into any openings to naturally absorb any drainage. This allowed the scab to begin to fully adhere to the tissue. Healing is now occurring from the outer edges inward toward the center. NOTE: At this stage you and/or your pet are going to have an urge to fiddle with the scab. Restraint please! Let's let the body do it's work. This healing process, as we all know, can get itchy. The good news is.. it's the itch of healing, and not infection!
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Now all the inner cracks of the scab are nearly completely closed up. Healing is occurring.
At the end of the day we returned Grace to her owner, armed with a bottle of NT CANINE.
Instructions: Dust 1-
We also asked that the Elizabethan cone remain on. If Grace were to start licking
again she would add moisture (saliva) to the area, which will regenerate the bacteria.
She would also tear away the scab. Granted the edges will have already healed inward
from the edges, but Grace is high-
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Grace was returned to us on day 20 for evaluation.
As you can see, the sore is gone and the hair is growing back nicely. Now it is just a matter of time while the hair grows back fully.
It should be noted that NT CANINE™, nor any other product, will "make" tissue re-
The NT CANINE™ concept is to fight hot spots and rashes by giving the body natural
When we sent Grace home, we advised another week of once-
Finally, here is a reminder of where we came from just a few weeks earlier. NOTE:
We have used this example of Grace because it is far worse then the typical hot spot.
This treatment took 20 days plus a little extra time for complete hair follicle re-
And here is Grace at DAY 60. All hair is regrown.