Hot spots are localized bacterial infections of the skin that cause tremendous irritation, excessive itching and chewing of the localized area. They can be extremely painful.
Springtime can mean allergy season for many pets. They can be allergic to anything from food, pollen, dust, mold, exposure to chemicals or fleas.
This time of year many dogs may be suffering from skin irritations known as hot spots, which are rarely seen in cats. This skin condition is also known as acute moist dermatitis.
Experts say it’s going to potentially be one the most severe flea and tick summers in some time due to the mild winter.
If you notice your dog or cat is itching and scratching more than usual, there could be one or more allergies present, contact your veterinarian for help and relief as soon as possible.
You may have seen your dog scooting around the floor. It may even have seemed comical at times. But it shouldn’t be taken so lightly.
With spring finally here, it’s time to review some gardening safety tips to keep your dogs and cats healthy with a spring in their step.