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Hot Spots – Your Dog Won't Stop Itching!


Got An Itchy dog?

Chances are, you've had a dog that's developed a “hot spot” at one point in time. Perhaps even many times — if your dog is unlucky enough to have allergies, fleas, or another condition that causes them to scratch a lot.

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Topics: Dog Health, dog fleas, Dog Skin Issues, Flea Allergies, Dogs, Dog Tips, Allergies, Hot spots, Skin problems

Dog Stung by Bee or Wasp? Be(e) Prepared


Getting stung is never fun! If your dog or cat is ever stung by a bee, wasp or yellow jacket, you may be able to treat them effectively at home, or you may need to make a trip to the vet.

The severity of any pet's reaction to a sting is difficult to predict and can be highly variable. The information below will guide you through what to look for, how to treat the sting, and how to prevent future stings.

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Topics: Dogs, Cats, Summer, Pet First Aid, Allergies, Summer Pet Safety, Bee Stings

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Please do not ask emergency or other specific medical questions about your pets in the blog comments. As an online informational resource, Preventive Vet is unable to and does not provide specific medical advice or counseling. A thorough physical exam, patient history, and an established veterinary-patient-client relationship is required to provide specific medical advice. If you are worried that your pet is having an emergency or if you have specific medical questions related to your pet’s current or chronic medical conditions, please contact or visit your veterinarian, an animal-specific poison control hotline, or your local emergency veterinary care center.

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