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Hot Spots on Dogs: 10 Things You MUST Know

If you’ve got a dog with hot spots, these are the 10 most important things you must know before doing anything else. What Are Dog Hot Spots? A dog hot spot (also called acute moist dermatitis) is an area of inflamed or infected skin. It starts out as a small irritation and quickly grows into a bacterial infection that can …

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Dog Ear Infections: What Causes Them & How To Treat Them

What Are Dog Ear Infections? A dog ear infection is basically an inflammation in the dog’s ear. It’s a common problem that can usually be taken care of fairly easily with the proper treatment. But it’s not something you want to ignore – in fact, your dog won’t let you, because he or she will be in pain and/or discomfort, …

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Can I Treat Dog Hot Spots With Coconut Oil?

A dog hot spot (AKA acute moist dermatitis) is an open sore that occurs when your dog sustains some kind of damage to the skin, whereupon bacteria proliferate, and the area becomes red, hot, itchy and swollen. Oftentimes the dog himself causes the hot spot when he obsessively scratches, licks, and chews on the skin. If not treated, the area …