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Stay Aware: How to Treat Hot Spots on Dog and Why This Happens

WARNING: Sensitive images ahead.

I recently had to bring my dog to the vet for what seemed to be a skin condition. I took my dog grooming on Saturday and all was well with the groomer being able to handle him without even having to put a muzzle on him, which was rare since my dog's pretty defensive when being groomed. He had a nice cut and looked like a baby seal.

From this:
To this:
Two days later, I noticed two little spots (about a half inch) on his body which seemed to be just irritated skin. I gave him a bath thinking his skin must have gotten irritated somewhere. It didn't look bad, just a little pink.

On the third day, both spots had wounds. Now, they had some sort of liquid coming out of them. I cleaned the two areas with Hydrogen Peroxide (not a good idea - it was obviously painful - read on) and Betadine.

On the fourth day, I came home from work to find that the hair on top of the wounds have hardened by some liquid and I gave him another bath to wash it off. I notice…

Baking Chocolate Cake with Nutella Frosting using a Pressure Cooker



Baking cake with a pressure cooker is quite fun. Just the shorter waiting period and no worries of unevenly cooked cake, is taking all the stress out of baking.

For the mean time, I used my phone to take this video since it's a bit difficult to make space in my house for a nice video setting. Cue the avalanche of things everywhere.

I tested the app "wevideo" to amateur edit this. Will talk about those video editing apps later on. For now, here's the making of the cake video:



Ingredients:

Cake
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt
1 cup water
½ cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1-2 tsp vanilla extract

Frosting
250 g butter [softened/room temperature]
1 cup confectioners sugar
2 tbsp milk
1-2 tsp vanilla
1/2 - 1 cup Nutella [who cares? just go crazy with this]
Rice krispies [optional]


What to do

Cake
Mix together all dry ingredients. One by one put in the rest of the ingredients and mix! Once preferred texture is achieved, put in pressure cooker and press "Cake". While waiting, smile and look pretty.

Frosting
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl using mixer until desired texture is achieved.


Final Steps
Wait for cake to cool down [room temp]
Cut cake in half [horizontally -_-] and spread frosting in the middle.
Place top part of the cake back and spread frosting through the entire cake.
Add rice krispies for texture [or make it look like a giant ferrero cake-- which I might be making soon *wink wink*]
Place cake in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours.


Happy eating!