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Hot Spots - Ugh!
by Kenny Weiss
My 2 year old blue merle Aussie (Maya) is prone to hot spots. We are now better at noticing pretty quickly if she is scratching or biting excessively and are quick to take her to the vet and/or start treating the spot. Does anyone else have this problem? We feed Maya Instinct dog food (2 cups a day) and use some salmon oil on it because we heard that was good for her coat. She gets a ton of exercise -- she runs with me 3 or 4 days a week for about 3 miles. Don't know if she is allergic to something else (maybe some of her treats?) or if this is common to Aussies. She is a mostly happy, friendly pup although a bit quirky at times (afraid of ceiling fans!). Loves other dogs and very loyal to family.
Any suggestions? Thanks.