So, it’s been average around 90 degrees for the last couple of weeks and it’s just plain hot outside. The dogs are out during the day but the spend the nights inside.
One day last week I noticed that Belle had an inflamed spot on her belly that she kept scratching at. Some of the hair had been scratched off of this spot too. Well, we sprayed it with hot spot spray to try and keep her from scratching at it. We continued to spray it for a few days, and it seemed to go away.
For the last three days though, she has started scratching at multiple spots and they are covered with so much hair, that I can’t get the spray to hit the skin well. I heard her scratching herself around 3 this morning. So, I took her to the vet to check things out.
Now, she has a flea allergy, so I thought that might be what it was again, but I didn’t want to self-diagnose and treat. It occurred to me it might be allergies again, but we haven’t had that problem since we moved into the new house.
Allergy Symptoms in My Dog
So here are the symptoms she exhibited
- persistent scratching
- red, bumpy skin in places – especially on her belly, where her legs meet her torso, and some in the hindquarters
- bright pink inside her ears