There are many ways that you can clean a hot spot on a dog.One of the best ways to do this is to shave the hair and then scrub the area. This can be tricky, though, as the area is usually quite sensitive.But if it doesn't work,you better go to the vet.
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Last edited at 7:27PM on 4/27/2012
Shave and bathe the spot with hydrogen peroxide or a mild detergent like Dawn (alcohol will sting and dry out the area, don't use it!). Blow dry thoroughly and treat with 20-muleteam borax or an athlete's foot powder. If the spot is already raw and oozing, put neosporin+pain relief on it as well. DON'T cover or bind up the spot, it should stay exposed to the air so it can dry and heal. If your dog is gnawing at it, put some Bitter Apple around it (available at pet and feed stores). Continue treating with borax for several days. More ideas: http://www.vetinfo.com/dencyclopedia/dehotspot.html