spots on pugs tummy
July 6, 2008 10:46am CST
hi i have a 2 1/2 year old puggle mostly pug though and i noticed some spots on his belly and around his legs and arms they look like little bites any suggestions on what it can be and any home remedies to clear it up? thanks a lot.
17 Jul 08
This could be uncomfortable for your puggle, so see a vet. It is impossible to be able to tell what these are without seeing them so go to your regular vet for advice! I doubt home remedies will work if you don't know exactly what the problem is. Also, if it is something more serious like a reaction, it could end up costing you a lot more money inthe long run if you don't go and see about it now.
• United States
6 Jul 08
My first thought would be fleas. Check the base of the tail, the anal area, around the ears and the armpits/"legpit" areas for fleas or flea poop, which looks like little black specs of dirt. We use Advantage from the vet, but there are also home remedies with varying results, such as garlic pills (I've recently read that these can be toxic, so do some research!). Other possible causes are allergies--maybe your dog is biting itself to try to "scratch", or other insect/pest bites, such as ants. You can try an oatmeal-based dog shampoo to alleviate itching. If your dog is miserable, go to the vet for a prescription!