A veterinarian from the Morinville Veterinary Clinic took to Facebook to address concerns over dogs breaking out in red spots on their tummies. They figured it’d be best to clear this up on social media where everyone could see after lots of dog owners started to worry.
“As Spring starts, we are getting more and more phone calls about red bites on your dog’s stomach,” they said on Facebook. “We wanted to give everyone this information, these are a type of fly bite, and dogs generally get them from laying in the grass. They look terrible, but usually do not bother the dogs. They heal quickly on their own, and do not require any treatment. These flies are usually around for a few weeks every spring and then go away.”
This great information went viral, and dog owners chimed in with messages of thanks.
If, however, you have any reason to believe your dog’s red spots are anything other than the result of these simple fly bites, it’s best to contact your veterinarian to make sure.