Q. My poor chihuahua has suffered from skin problems her whole life. We’ve taken her to the vet numerous times and have tried every treatment they have given us. Most of them work well enough to get rid of the worst of it, but it always comes back.
I looked online for a different remedy that I could try at home and came across the Listerine mixture. After just three days I noticed a big difference in her skin, and within a week her hair was coming back.
After three weeks, most of her worst spots are closer to being healed than ever, and the smaller ones are gone. I can’t believe it took me seven years to find this!
A. Many years ago, we heard that a mixture of equal parts amber Listerine, baby oil and water could be sprayed on a dog’s “hot spots.” It seems that many of these problem areas are triggered by fungus, and Listerine helps fight the fungus.
Sores that don’t heal should be checked by a vet. The Listerine mix is not a cure-all, but it seems to be a very versatile remedy. Some humans even find it helpful for fungal infections.
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