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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…

Oreo Ball Cake - Easy Cake Recipe


This cake was originally made for Easter as a giant chocolate ball cake. Posting this a little late because..time. Here's a quick video and the ingredients below.




This cake came pretty easy with the help of Magnolia Devil's Food Cake Mix and 3 big packs of Double Stuffed Oreos.

Ingredients:

Cake:
1 pack Magnolia Devil's Food Cake Mix (eggs, vegetable oil, water - measurement in box)
3 packs Double Stuffed Oreos (cookies - remove cream)
2 1/2 cups milk

Icing:
200 g butter
250 ml cream
2 cups confectionery sugar (or as wanted)
1-2 tbsp unflavored liquid jello
3 packs Double Stuffed Oreos (use cream only)
1-2 Cadbury Dairy Milk with Oreo
2 tbsps. vanilla

What to do:

Cake:
Follow instructions on Magnolia Devil's Food Cake Mix. Add in crushed Oreo cookies without the cream, and 2/1/2 cups milk. 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 warm temperature. You may also use your oven, if a pressure cooker is not available.

Crush cake and mold shape into two separate bowls. Your cake must look like bowls with space in the center. Put the bowls with cake molds in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

Icing:
Bowl #1:  Add in 200g softened butter and use mixer until airy/creamy. Add 1 cup confectionery sugar (or as wanted), 1 tbsp. vanilla, and 1-2 melted Cadbury Dairy Milk with Oreo and mix until preferred texture is achieved. Set aside.

Bowl #2: Add in 250 ml cream and use mixer until thick/airy. Add in 1 cup confectionery sugar (or as wanted), 1 tbsp. vanilla, 3 packs Double Stuffed Oreos (use cream only) and mix. Add in 1-2 tbsp. unflavored liquid jello until thick creamy texture is achieved.

Final Steps:

Take the 2 bowls of cake molds out of refrigerator and pour in Icing - Bowl #2 to the center of each molds equally. Put back the 2 cake molds with cream inside the refrigerator and wait 1 hour.

As seen in the video (1:12), place the plate on top of the mold and turn cake upside down to remove the bowl. Make sure the cream has solidified in the center. Do the same for both molds and place one of the cakes on top of the other to form a ball.

Once done, spread Icing - Bowl #1 on the outer layer of the cake, and seal the middle part. Place back in the refrigerator for 30 minutes and you're done!


Happy eating!