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Baggins' Bites: Hot Spots
September 07, 2011
Hey Dog Lover,

A couple weeks ago, I had a toothache. I kept worrying the achy tooth with my tongue until finally I could get in to see the dentist.

And, it made me think, my toothache isn't so different from your dog's hot spots.

What I mean is that if something hurts or is achy it stands out for you and you give it a lot of attention--often making it worse--think of picking at a scab before the sore underneath has healed.

You might draw blood.

That's what your dog is doing to itself if he's constantly chewing on his foot or arm until the skin beneath is red, raw and exposed. It hurts!

Trouble is, your dog will keep nibbling away at it, licking and chewing trying to get some relief but he's only making it worse.

These are the dreaded "hot spots" and they can be tough to get rid of.

Here's what one reader said about them:

Just wanted to say when I used to breed and show Bichon Frises I found hot spots quite common on them at one time. I was then advised to change their diet for a lower protein and hey bingo no more hot spots.

Regards, Trish

Now, that treatment may or may not work for your pet. It's worth it to consult your veterinarian.

But here are some ways you can

heal your dog's hot spots

and get on with the business of finding a cure for them. :)

I look forward to hearing your success stories!

Yours in Treats and Health,

Jen & Sammy the best in dog treat recipes

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