What is a Hot Spot?

What is a Hot Spot?

October 13, 2017 4 Comments

dog with cone

Hot spots can be considered one of those great unknowns. How did this happen to our fur-baby?  Most of us discover it due to necessity: our dog or cat has it, and now we are finding out what it is and how to treat it. Hot spots happen more often than you might think.

In the simplest terms, it is a skin irritation. The skin broke, causing an opening for bacteria to get in, which caused an infection. Or maybe there is an allergic reaction to something your pet got into. Whatever it is, it bothered your pet enough to lick its fur so much that it becomes a scab or a sore on their skin. When you see it to the point that there is scabbing and swelling, it is a hot spot that will require treatment as they rarely heal on their own.

How do you treat the hot spot?

To heal the skin properly, the hot spot needs to be kept clean, treated with an anti-bacterial cream and somehow your fur-baby needs to stop licking it. But how do you prevent the pet from licking the wound? A popular choice is the Elizabethan collar, a cone-shaped device that fits around the pet’s neck to prevent them from licking. More commonly referred to as the “cone of shame,” it limits range of motion for their neck, making it nearly impossible to lick the infected area. This is also used for surgeries to be sure the pet doesn’t lick the wounds.

If pets could talk, they would tell you they would prefer something less constricting. Reviderm is a perfect solution as it is easy to use and apply it provides a flexible barrier that protects hot spots without limiting your pet’s ability to run and play. Even if the pet still licks the wound – it won’t matter due to the protective covering Reviderm provides.

What is Reviderm?

Reviderm is a spray-on liquid bandage that can be applied and reapplied at anywhere by anyone. It can be used on many animals such as dogs, cats, horses, birds and exotics. Reviderm is intended for use on intact skin and paws to treat cuts, bites, scrapes, hot spots, burns or other skin irritations and abrasions or after minor surgery to keep the wounds clean and dry.

Find out more about Reviderm. The best part of having Reviderm on hand is that if you need it anytime, you can use it. And – just like band-aides for humans, there is always a need because injuries and cuts always happen. But a bandage won’t stay on your pet’s paw. Reviderm will. If your pet gets a cut or small wound – use Reviderm now to prevent it from becoming much worse. It naturally wears off in time naturally and can be reapplied anytime.

Reviderm recently saved my dog’s paws. As a runner, my dog accompanies me on my runs. During the summer, I noticed my beagle’s paws were starting to chafe. My thinking was that her paws were getting torn up by the hot pavement. I started applying two sprays of Reviderm to each paw before our run. Her paw pads healed, becoming soft instead of chaffed and peeling. What use will you find?



4 Responses

Jessica @ Parnell Living Science
Jessica @ Parnell Living Science

October 17, 2017

Thanks for the comment, Sheryl. We are sorry to hear about your dog’s allergies. We have heard from pet parents who have successfully used Reviderm for treatment of allergies to prevent licking. And if there are multiple irritations needing treatment, this would be easy to use. You just spray it on and it forms a barrier to help the allergy irritations heal, even if your dog still licks the area. More good news: since it is not a medication, you don’t need a prescription for this product. You can purchase Reviderm by clicking on Reviderm under “Our Products” at the top menu of this site or copy this link : https://store.parnell.com/products/reviderm. We hope it works for your dog!

Sheryl Lapp
Sheryl Lapp

October 16, 2017

This sound exactly what my dog needs for his paws that are red from allergy irritation. He licks at them which makes the condition worse. However, my vet will not prescribe it for my dogs condition (I received an email directly from my dog’s vet on this product).

Jessica @ Parnell Living Science
Jessica @ Parnell Living Science

October 16, 2017

Thank you for your comment, Frank! Reviderm is one of our products and available at veterinarian clinics or purchase on line here: https://store.parnell.com/products/reviderm

Frank Dicristina
Frank Dicristina

October 14, 2017

Thank you for the information regarding hot spots. Is Reviderm available at PetSmart or Petco? How would I be able to get it if not.

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