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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 Lemon Cake with a Pressure Cooker


Over the last weekend, I’ve experimented on baking. So far, so good. Beginner baking can be pretty easy with just two things, a mixer and a pressure cooker. Ovens still scare me a little. (Unevenly cooked mush -_-) Pressure cookers are great even if you don’t see what’s going on inside, it comes out perfectly baked.

Got good feedback on this cake, so I figured I would share the recipe.

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Ingredients:

Cake
250 Grams of softened butter (room temperature)
1 1/3 Cup of sugar
2 Cups of self raising flour
4 Eggs
1/2 Teaspoon of baking powder
1 to 2 Tablespoons squeezed lemon juice (Depends on how zesty you want it to be. I prefer in between)
1/2 Cup of milk
1/4 Cup vegetable oil (To moisten cake. Cake is already moist with the above ingredients. I prefer it a bit more moist)

Frosting
250 Grams of softened butter (room temperature)
1 1/2 Cups confectionery sugar (sifted)
1 teaspoon lemon flavor
1 teaspoon vanilla flavor


What to do:

Cake
Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl using mixer. Brush container in pressure cooker with butter or vegetable oil before putting the mix in. Press “Cake” on your pressure cooker and wait for the magic. Once done, cool cake down to room temperature.

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

Final steps
[Watch video above] Cut cake in the middle(horizontal -_-) and spread some frosting in the middle. Place the upper part of the cake back and spread frosting around the entire cake.


Happy eating!