Stop Hot Spots!
Blue Powder Ear Wash
This solution is not to be used orally or near the eyes or genitals of your pet as it will irritate these sensitive areas and cause discomfort.
Below are the ingredients you will need to make your own. Follow the amounts carefully and DO NOT add more than what is required.
Hot Spot Stopper
Witch Hazel, Gentian Violet and Boric Acid are generally all found on the same aisle at most drug stores and are not costly items. Gentian Violet is often found on the Hispanic aisle of many drug stores.
DO NOT use rubbing alcohol in this mixture as it will burn already sensitive skin. Use WITCH HAZEL since it is cool and soothing and will not burn the skin like alcohol!
Mix the above ingredients together and shake well before each use! Until it has dried on your dog's skin, Gentian Violet will stain anything it touches, so use outdoors if possible.
To understand how a hot spot can spread and become infected, please go to: http://www.k911.biz/Petsafety/Licking.htm.
If your dog has open sores, DO NOT use this Hot Spot formula. Instead, use soothing ointments like Gold Bond or something similar until the area has scabbed over sufficiently.