January 16th 2013 10:33 am
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Since the summer I have been battling hot spots with Harley. Since October I noticed black spots - some like scabs, some like pieces of dirt but moister. Could this be the reason for the hot spots??? We were thinking all the swimming but...
I have bath him with a shampoo with tea tree oil but the spots are still there. Not getting worse but it seems they eventually get itchy and he scratches and makes a new hot spot. Every day I would check him over...fingers crossed I would see some creepy flea or the like. That would be easy to fix! But nothing...
Gave him a bath last week and noticed the black spots seem worse. Okay---vet time. We are waiting for lab results from the skin scraps but the vet thinks something fungal.
The good news in our household---Harley is more excited doing training and rally courses in practice. I had made a list of thing he gets excited for...and other than mommy coming home, the next thing was his food bowl and supper time. So we now take his supper and bowl to practice--finally something that he gets animated over. Yeap - he is a silly boy ---prefers kibble to pieces of liver or steak.
Now the hard, slow process I will take to remove the food bowl from being with us to coming out after the course is down. First night, I could barely get 1 sign out of him before he would not 'be in the game'. This will be very slow until that light bulb goes off in his head. It happened with left pivots....I just need lots of patience!
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