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Canine Hot Spots: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment | MicroMed Probiotic


AKA acute moist dermatitis, hotspots are usually small areas of inflammation, and irritation usually also occurring internally, which of course, cannot be seen and therefore the extent of the problem is often not fully comprehended.  Hotspots will always be ‘hot’ to the touch, hence the name. 


The preferred course of treatment is often steroids and sometimes antibiotics. 

MicroMed Note: Hot spots are a sign of a system out of balance.  If we determine where this imbalance originates it is likely to have begun in the gut, through a process of microbial alteration, leading to inflammation and possibly this in turn leading to a Leaky Gut, also known as Intestinal Permeability.  This is where the gut becomes too permeable and substances that should not gain access to the bloodstream, do and this in turn sets up an accumulating immune reaction.  It is little wonder that hot spots are evident when there are so many animals with such compromised gastro-intestinal tracts.  Re-establishment of the microbial balance is necessary, to help reduce inflammation and restore equilibrium.  Studies show that the microbial balance can now affect whole body health - or disease.   We recommend the use of MicroMed’s Immediate Care Probiotic, on an ongoing basis to re-establish the correct balance of microbes to deter detrimental organisms from taking hold.