• My new puppy has a dry patch of skin with missing hair between her shoulders. What should I do?

    Hi Jody,

    I recommend that you take your puppy into see a veterinarian. A spot like you are describing can be caused by a few different things in puppies incluiding skin mites, infection, an injury, or an underlying medical issue. There is the potential that the spot could grow or cause other problems if it is not addressed. Your vet can talk to you more about the cause of the spot and the treatment she needs after they have examined her.

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