Q. My dog has a red itchy something on the lower right part of her lip. She's also so picky when it comes to her meal. Please advise what to do.
DESTINI R. HOLLOWAY, DVM
A. I would recommend riding the home of all plastic bowls and or toys that she comes in contact with and replacing the bowls with metal instead. Plastic is a common irritant.
Then I would recommend not implementing too many food switches as dogs that are picky tend to feed off of this and will go on food strikes for their favorite. Consistency and high quality dog foods are key (i.e Royal Canin, Hill's Science diet, Evo).
For the red patchy thing on the lip, it is best to get this looked at as it may need topical treatment and needs to be classified so that is is properly treated for.