• Dr. Katie Woodley

Hot Spots In Dogs And How To Use The Right Nutrition

Updated: Jan 3

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Do you have a dog that is always going to the vet clinic for recurring ear infections?

Maybe your dog or cat responds to the medications but as soon as you stop the meds, the itching and scratching comes right back?

Have you ever wondered if your pet's itchy skin may be related to the food they're eating?

Hot spots, ear infections and itchy, irritated skin are one of the most common problems that dogs and even cats experience throughout their life. More and more pets are becoming itchier at an earlier age. There are even studies that show that dogs are more likely to develop allergies if the mother was fed a kibble diet while pregnant.

Nutrition can either quell or fuel inflammation. You must know how to read a pet food label to make sure you're not adding ingredients that are making the inflammation worse in your pet's body. Ideally, avoiding artificial ingredients, grains, carrageenan, soy, and other inflammatory foods while reducing carbohydrate content are essential if your pet is dealing with allergies.

Allergies can come from numerous sources, such as environmental, parasites like fleas and mites, and even food. Your pet may be experiencing environmental allergies to grasses and pollens, but can also be experiencing a food sensitivity problem which complicates the treatment.

However, there are many natural remedies that you can use to help resolve skin allergies, ranging from topical treatments to foot baths. Make sure to watch the video for treatment options that you can start implementing today to help your pet feel their best.


In this short video, you'll learn about:

  • Differences between food sensitivities and environmental allergens

  • What is a hot spot and how do you treat it

  • How pets absorb toxins

  • Topical skin treatments

  • Natural remedies that can help

  • How food can help resolve underlying imbalances that may have led to the allergy and itchy skin

Learn how to read your pet's ingredient label on their food to reduce inflammation:

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*Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your own veterinarian or doctor. Dr. Katie Woodley cannot answer specific questions about your pet's medical issues or make medical recommendations for your pet without first establishing a veterinarian-client-patient relationship.

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