Treat HOT SPOTS Naturally!


I’ve had a lot of people asking me what to do about their dogs’ hot spots lately…

First… what is a hot spot?
According to PetMD it is “anything that irritates the skin and causes a dog to scratch or lick himself can start a hot spot. Hot spots can be caused by allergic reactions, insect, mite or flea bites, poor grooming, underlying ear or skin infections and constant licking and chewing prompted by stress or boredom.”

Did you know they can even get them from the toxic chemicals we use in our homes? (Laundry detergent, especially dryer sheets, all-purpose cleaner, air fresheners, etc.)

Ace gets mild ones on his stomach from some unknown allergy and Lemongrass products have worked great to clear them up!

Here’s what I do…

1. Clean the area (I love our Citrus & Tea Tree Prebiotic Soap for this)

2. Spray with Prebiotic Facial Mist to improve and restore skin and create an environment where the good bacteria eliminate the bad, disease producing, bacteria

3. Apply Organic Skin & Nail Balm. This stuff is very soothing and will help protect as the skin heals. It’s scent free so they’re not as likely to lick it off and it’s chemical free so it won’t harm them if they do!

All of these products are available through the links, on my website at, or just contact me, I can have them shipped to your door!

Lemongrass Spa products are made for humans but have too many uses to count. Since there are no chemicals they’re safe for dogs too!

Give the natural approach a try for your dog’s health!

BTW… the picture below is Ace’s latest hot spot healing (day 3) with this treatment! He doesn’t get them nearly as frequently now and I don’t have to give him Benadryl!




New Service!!! Aromatherapy coming soon!

Why offer aromatherapy?
I’ve always thought essentials oils smelled good and had a calming effect. As I researched a little more, I found that essential oils can help purify the air.
In a home with four dogs and two kids with asthma the air quality and smell is something I have to keep control of! They really have an unlimited amount of health benefits. I’m not a fan of using any more toxic chemicals than I have to so I decided to give it a try. I’ve been experimenting with oils for everything from preventing pet odors to allergy relief and even weight loss!
So we know essential oils can be good for our health, but why use them at Well-Pup? Aromatherapy is also great for dogs! Natural plant based medicine is a great addition to canine massage and Well-Pup’s mission of optimizing your pup’s wellness potential.
I use essential oils to help my dogs with skin conditions, allergies, separation anxiety, nervousness, and much more.
Here’s a tip to get you started… try putting a few drops of eucalyptus, geranuim, or even grapefruit oil on a cotton ball. Add it to your vacuum bag. Vacuum the floor. Notice the fresh scent and lack of pet odor?
How many of you would consider  the use of essential oils for your dogs?
Have you used them already?
What was your experience?
Please share in the comments and ask about aromatherapy with your next appointment!