How to Use CBD Oil to Treat Hot Spots on Dogs
With this Summer feeling like a massive heat wave, in most parts of the country, moving further into the season, we typically call this 'the dog days of summer'. With this being the hottest and most humid time it's more like the dog months of summer this year. Speaking of dogs. This is the time dog parents are on high alert for their canine friends showing signs of “acute moist dermatitis” otherwise known as "hot spots' '. CBC has been known to show early signs for helping with hot spots. It has been proven to aid in anti-inflammatory and skin recovery benefits as it would do for humans.
Hot spots are skin irritations that have become inflamed and irritated from a dog's attempt to scratch the area that usually itches. This itch can be as a result of allergies from either food, their environment or insect bites (ticks, fleas). While dogs groom by licking and scratching. Excessive scratching or gnawing at the affected area may indicate a hotspot which may appear red, wet and can become smelly and infected if not treated.
With the proper care and attention, itching and discomfort can be alleviated. Start by trimming the area and cleaning the wound with a gentle antibacterial soap and consider adding CBD Oil into your pet’s diet to help with the healing process.
An article published in 2009 states that CB1 and CB2 receptors in the skin helps the growth of new cell tissues and maintain its overall health. In 2012, research showed that a canine's skin has a high concentration of these receptors, making CBD a strong candidate to help them fight against inflammation that causes hot spots.
If you are interested in trying CBD to help with your dog’s recovery, Citizens Hemp has you covered. Our Citizens Hemp Pet CBD pet oil contains 500 mg of CBD and is created to support the well-being of your pet’s health. Available in chicken-flavor which helps as you’ll be giving them a taste that they love! As with all of our products, our pet formulated CBD oil features high quality CBD extracted from locally grown, organic hemp.
Disclaimer: Do not use this information to diagnose or treat any pet health issues without first consulting your veterinarian.