Summer's also a time when many of our four-legged furry friends spend time swimming. This is a great activity to keep cool and fit but with it comes the possibility of hot spots. This is especially true for dogs with a thick coat as the damp and warm condition makes the perfect environment for bacteria to grow. There's lots of information on the web about the causes and treatment.
For more tips on keeping your pooch safe over the summer, check out my "Surviving Summer" blog.
Until next time, enjoy your summer!