Monthly Archives: June 2013

Tepezcohuite – Is An Important Ingredient in K9KlearUp


Tepezcohuite (pronounced ‘Tep-Ez-Co-Heety’) is a tree or shrub that is native to North East Brazil and Mexico.  It has fern like branches and leaves, and grows to about 8 meters high.  It produces white blossoms and fruit which is brittle.

For over 1000 years people have been using the bark of this tree to treat skin lesions.  The leaves were made into a tea to treat tooth pain.

However, it was only “discovered” by modern medical professionals on November 19, 1984 after a horrific series of gas explosions in Mexico City injured over 7,000 people. With little time and few resources, the Mexican Red Cross resorted to this traditional remedy to alleviate and treat the victims’ burns.

Since then, Tepezcohuite’s natural healing power has been proven by numerous medical institutions in Mexico, Canada, the USA and Europe. Most notable among these are the Cruz Azul Hospital in Oaxaca, Mexico and the Biogir Lab in Paris, France.

The experts have proven what the Mayans already knew – Tepezcohuite works.

Today, the compound is used in premium-priced beauty and anti-aging spa treatments, as well as high-end skin care creams. However, K9 KlearUp™ is the first product developed specifically for our canine companions to incorporate this remarkable compound.


What are Hot Spots on Dogs?

IMG_0200What are Hot Spots on Dogs?

Hot spots are red, hot, moist sores found on your dog’s hip, chest or head.  They cause irritation of the skin, that causes your dog to scratch, chew or lick themselves excessively, causing even more skin irritation.  These hot spots can be very painful.

Hot spots can be caused by an allergic reaction, fleas, poor grooming, insect bites, and stress.  Dogs who swim or are out in the rain a lot can also be prone to hot spots.

How to treat a hot spot:

1.  Trim hair around the hot spot.

2.  Clean the area with a mild water-based specialized shampoo and pat dry.  Try to keep the area as dry as possible.

3.  Apply K9KlearUp to the affected area.

4.  Prevent your dog from chewing, licking or scratching the area.

5.  Keep a close watch on the area to make sure it is healing and not spreading.  Continue to use K9KlearUp according to the directions.

How Can I Help Prevent Hot Spots from re-occurring?

  • Make sure your dog is well groomed on a regular basis.
  • Keep your pet’s hair short, especially during the summer months.
  • Follow a strict flea control program as recommended by your veterinarian.
  • Maintain as stress-free an environment for your pet as possible.
  • To keep boredom and stress at bay, make sure your dog gets lots of exercise.