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So I had my guy in the yard with me today. This evening, while brushing him, I noticed 3-4 red spots on his belly/chest area. I called the after hours vet. The receptionist said they have been getting a lot of calls about these spots, which are caused by black flies. She asked me to email pictures for her to show the vet. I will call his regular vet in the morning. Meanwhile, has anyone had this issue before?
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New one on me. I live in the tick capital of the world and because of the mild winter and abundance of acorns (yes that is a thing), it is a banner year for ticks.

I hope he isn't in pain. If you find out more about these black flies biting dogs, let us know what to look out for.
 

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Thanks Walter. Yeah, I'm in CT, so ground zero for Lyme ticks. He doesn't seem to be in any pain, very playful. I know these black flies bite me, but I never noticed a reaction on my previous dogs, probably because they were not white and they had undercoats. The vet did say they have been getting a lot of calls like mine.
It is a little difficult to get a good look on this squirmy guy's belly, but the areas seem better already after using a little gold bond powder, as suggested by the vet.
 

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Thanks Walter. Yeah, I'm in CT, so ground zero for Lyme ticks. He doesn't seem to be in any pain, very playful. I know these black flies bite me, but I never noticed a reaction on my previous dogs, probably because they were not white and they had undercoats. The vet did say they have been getting a lot of calls like mine.
It is a little difficult to get a good look on this squirmy guy's belly, but the areas seem better already after using a little gold bond powder, as suggested by the vet.
Thanks, I am just north of you. I is good to know about gold powder - great to know it is safe for dogs.
 
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