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Dawn Milligan has been with Best Friends Animal Hospital for over 13 years. Dawn is a Veterinary Technician with over 30 years experience. She has been the Practice Manager for the last 8 years. Dawn's passion is advocating for all animals. S MT SiG MT 127 Hot Spots Hot spots, also called acute moist dermatitis, are small areas that appear red, irritated, and inflamed. ey are most commonly found on a dog's head, hips, or chest, and oen feel hot to the touch. Hot spots can result from a wide range of conditions, including infections, allergies, insect bites, or excessive licking and chewing. Treatment consists of cleansing the hot spot and addressing the underlying condition. Anal Sac Disease As if dog poop weren't smelly enough, dogs release a foul-smelling substance when they do their business. e substance comes from small anal sacs, which can become impacted if they don't empty properly. e hallmark of impacted anal sacs is a dog scooting their boom along the ground. Other symptoms include biting or licking the anal area. A vet can manually express full anal sacs, but in severe cases, the sacs may be surgically removed. Although most skin problems are not emergencies, it is important to get an accurate diagnosis so the condition can be treated. See your veterinarian if your dog is scratching or licking excessively, or if you notice any changes in your pet's coat or skin, including scaling, redness, discoloration, or bald patches. Once the cause is identified, most skin problems respond well to treatment. PET HEALTH 101 HAPPY PET HEALTHY A PET Veterinary Services Dental Microchipping Boarding Daycare 24 / 7 Emergency Services 406-453-2200 1520 9th Street South Great Falls, MT MONDAY - FRIDAY 8am - 6pm SATURDAY 10am - 4pm

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