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Coat Defense® Trouble Spot Drying Paste

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COAT DEFENSE® TROUBLE SPOT DRYING PASTE is used AFTER the skin is heavily inflamed or broken. The thick consistency creates a protective barrier and defends the skin cells from pathogens and moisture. Fungus and bacteria require moisture to survive and thrive. COAT DEFENSE® TROUBLE SPOT DRYING PASTE provides the skin with a dry environment to enable healing, it continuously draws out moisture, and allows the body to repair damaged cells.
Favorite Features:
  • Scratches / cellulitis - Dries and Draws fungus, bacteria, and general inflammation allowing for dramatic results in 2-4 days
  • Summer / Florida Sores - Dries, Draws, and shrinks
  • Proud Flesh – shrinks and dries
  • Insect Bites - cools, calms and eliminates itch. Draws out poison and inflammation. Horses, Dogs, and especially people
  • Dog Hot Spots – Calms, cools, and the area becomes ignored while healing
  • Acne – as an overnight mask, the drawing properties have delighted many adolescents!
  • Poison Ivy-stops itch on contact and draws out ooze quickly and painlessly
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Instructions for Use:
  • Clean and dry surface area
  • DO NOT PICK OFF SCABS. Please allow scabs to fall off on their own.
  • Scoop paste from container, spreading (like cream cheese on a bagel) making sure it is on skin.
  • Let dry until paste has turned white. Leave on for 2 days.
  • If area is not completely healed repeat above.
  • Reapply if necessary to areas that may have become exposed or worn off.
  • If you need to remove dried paste at any time, do not rub off... slightly moisten until paste is soft.
What Customers Say:
Coat Defense® Trouble Spot Drying Paste is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 26.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Did the job! A friend told me about this product and how much she liked it. My horse had several open wounds and this paste was wonderful, really kept the area free from flies.
Date published: 2021-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This works! After trying everything to give my horse relief from insect bites and scratches, this product came through. I highly recommend it! It coats and soothes (I know because I used it on myself). It promotes healing based on the fact that the sores and scratches healed quickly. I used leg wraps for about a week in conjunction with the paste. The scratches healed and I no longer have to use the leg wraps. For the first time this summer, my horse is free of open sores and scratches. Terrific product!
Date published: 2021-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Life-Saver for Sweet Itch! After struggling with sweet itch on my mare for several years, I feel like I have tried almost every topical on the market in hopes of getting her relief. While I've had several products that have helped, this one is by far my favorite! This product is a thick paste that dries into a hard-to-the-touch coating. For this reason, I love applying it to her belly, where she typically loses the most hair, because it stays put and will actually provide long-lasting protection. This has been a total game changer in terms of keeping the gnats away and preventing the allergic reaction that causes the itch. In addition to its effectiveness, I love that this product has natural, gentle ingredients that I can apply with bare hands and feel comfortable putting on my horse on a regular basis. One thing that is worth noting is that if your horse is dark like mine, this product does cause a bit of coat bleaching. It's not an issue when using on her belly or with a lighter horse, but just something to note and be thoughtful about when applying. I apply a thick layer of this paste to my mare's belly every couple of days, and it makes such a huge difference in her comfort level. I highly recommend to anyone who is struggling with sweet itch!
Date published: 2021-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Haven’t used yet I bought this as a second option for a scratches infection that cleared up before I needed to use it. However it looked like it would do the job of drying up an infection nicely.
Date published: 2021-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This stuff is a life saver I love all things Coat Defense! Great products but a little expensive.
Date published: 2021-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This stuff is amazing!! My horse scratches his neck and tail head and develops dog like hot spots and this nips it in the bud and helps them dry out and heal if they turn in to weeping wounds. Love love love this!!
Date published: 2021-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scratches Miracle Cure My new guy came to us with severe scratches on his white legs. We tried it all, including Rx topical meds from our vet. At the peak of frustration, I decided to give Coat Defense a try. Within a week we started seeing improvements. After a month, they were just about cleared up! The scratches were bad and it took probably a good 2 -3 months for his legs to completely clear up, but this was the ONLY product to work! I continue to keep a jar on hand for any potential flare ups, or other nicks. I'll also use the preventative powder occasionally just to make sure we're staying on top of things! I highly recommend!
Date published: 2021-01-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I really wanted to love this I heard so many great things about Coat Defense and I really wanted to love it! I got this to treat my mare's scratches on her pastern/hocks and I really didn't see much improvement. It's not easy to put on and my mare was super sensitive to it. She's 24/7 turnout and it seemed to stay on the areas that weren't affected, but came off the areas that needed it most almost immediately. I'm keeping this to try on her bug bites in the summer, but for scratches it just didn't cut it. Especially for the price of the tiny container.
Date published: 2020-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best stuff on the Market I bought this since nothing else seemed to work on my mare scratches. I've been using it for 3 weeks now and I can't believe how much it has cleared up. This product has been a life saver and can't say enough about it. IT'S THE BEST!!
Date published: 2020-12-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Below expectations Have heard great things about this product, but so far with consistent use per label is made no difference or improvement for the skin condition it's labeled for.
Date published: 2020-11-19
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