• Hi! My dog chunk has what looks like a pretty big bug bite on his belly. It doesn't seem to bother him at all. He is not scratching or licking it, but I don't know if I need to take him to the vet to have them look at it or if I can do anything to treat it at home. I'm about 45 minutes away from the nearest clinic, so hoping I can treat at home. Any help would be appreciated!

    Hi Rachael,

    I recommend that you take him into see a veterinarian. The spot that you are describing can be caused by a few different things including a bug bite. The more serious issue could be infection, a mass, or an underlying medical issue. Your vet can talk to you more about the cause of the spot after they have examined him. They may recommend some lab tests to help diagnose or rule out certain causes. The treatment that he needs will depend on the underlying cause of the spot.


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