How To Recognize and Treat Hot Spots on Dogs

Hot spots in dogs.

There are usually a few different possible explanations for certain canine behaviors. For example, a dog that obsessively licks, bites or scratches their skin could be suffering from allergies, parasites, or even anxiety, stress, or boredom. If this behavior continues, moist dermatitis (hot spots) may develop. Characterized by terribly itchy, painful open sores, hot spots in dogs don’t heal quickly due to the excessive attention dogs give to them. 


The Importance of Grooming Your Pet

A dog relaxing after being groomed.

Many pet owners don’t realize that grooming your pet is an essential part of overall pet health and wellness. It might not seem like regular baths, nail trims, and coat brushing can impact your pet’s health, but it can. True Care Veterinary Hospital is here to help you realize what happens if you do not groom your pet and how it can affect their health.