I haven't tried this but this is suppose to help dogs with dry or itchy skin, even hot spots. I am putting this here for safe keeping and hope it helps our best friends. If this works for hot spots, then it is worth a million bucks. My baby gets them a couple of times a year and licks himself half to death. The recipe calls for original Listerine, zaar wouldn't let me put in as an ingredient. I have tried this and it works great for dry itchy skin. His dandruff disappeared.