Hot spots, technically called “pyotraumatic dermatitis”or superficial canine pyoderma. Dogs suffering from hot spots lose hair in circular patches that can be swollen and red. This can be extremely itchy with smelly pus, leading to persistent itching, biting and licking of the spots. These spots may also be very painful, which has led some dogs to become aggressive and nip or bite when the area is touched. Hot spots are commonly found on the feet, flanks, legs and rump, and can also be seen on the ears, neck and chest. Coconut oil has anti-fungal properties and can be useful both topically and internally … and it contains medium chain triglycerides that complement the Omega-3 oils. Here at Drool Pet Co. we have been making golden paste for years now and have seen dramatic side effects in our dog Roxy who has suffered from a range of allergies and arthritis, including hot spots.

If your dog has a tendency towards yeast infections, adding coconut oil can be helpful.

Alternating different types of oils is a good way to include coconut oil in your dog’s diet, feeding coconut oil one day and Omega-3 oils the next, like green lipped muscles or fish treats. You can give your dog 1 teaspoon (5ml) of coconut oil per 10 pounds of bodyweight, or 1 tablespoon per 30 pounds (13.6 kg) of body weight. But ease into it gradually, starting with about a quarter of this amount, then build up slowly.

While hydrogen peroxide treats the symptoms, the root cause may be fixed simply by feeding your dog a raw diet. & staying away from preservative filled dog treats. Food can often lead to allergies that manifest in the form of mild to very severe symptoms on a dog’s skin. This is sometimes the case with cooked commercial, dry or canned food. Affecting the internal and external organs, inappropriate food can trigger a countless number of infections, diseases, and conditions.

There is also the risk that a dry or canned food diet will result in repeated recurrence of hot spots.

A raw diet may serve as a deterrent, preventing hot spots and their return once remedied. The switch from dry and canned food to a raw diet has cured many dogs previously suffering from repeated bouts of hot spots. When one of my own dogs recovered from hot spots using this approach, I was inspired to research the merits of raw diets & thus Drool Pet Co. was created.