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Very itchy, does this look familiar to anyone? Don't want to keep pumping my baby wit

Discussion in 'American Bulldog' started by phillsmom76, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. phillsmom76

    phillsmom76 Puppy

  2. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    Could be anything. What does the vet say?
  3. Good_OL_Boy

    Good_OL_Boy Good Dog

    My boy Axle broke out like that when I switched food. Went away when I decided to switch back
  4. kbell6987

    kbell6987 Little Dog

    joker gets a small rash occasionally as well that looks like that vet says it environmental allergies, my pit bull x gets red eyes and ears from allergies as well but the symptoms come and go, Benadryl is our friend lol
  5. Mollie's Nana

    Mollie's Nana Krypto Super Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    I'd keep an eye on it... could be anything. It could also be poison ivy, or a grass allergy. I agree, Benadryl is your friend. Keep an eye on it and if it spreads or gets worse, have your vet look at it.
  6. TannerG

    TannerG Boss Member

    Dogs can get poison ivy?

    Sent from my XT1031
  7. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    Dogs tend to not get the rash because they're protected by their fur but on parts of their body that have less fur, they can get rashes. Our short haired dogs are more likely to get a poison ivy rash than a long haired retriever.
  8. TannerG

    TannerG Boss Member

    I did not know that. Learn something new everyday :)

    Sent from my XT1031
  9. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Administrator

    Please be careful with the Benedryl. It's not for long term use.
  10. Mollie's Nana

    Mollie's Nana Krypto Super Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Actually, my vet told me to give Mollie Benadryl twice a day for the rest of her life because of her allergies, but every dog is different, and I wouldn't give Benadryl for more than a couple of days without seeing a vet if I didn't see improvement in the rash. Some rashes are simply allergies, and a dose of Benadryl (25mg per 25lbs) helps relieve them from their itchies or welts as much as it does us when we get them. However, if I didn't see improvement within 2 days, I would have my vet look at it.

    :sadsigh: Our dogs never seem to want to make our lives easy... :lol:
  11. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    I would suggest Benedryl as a temporary fix and permanently as a last resort. It stresses the organs so I wouldn't be suggesting it to everyone. I think it's best to eliminate the allergy than continuously medicate the symptom.
  12. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Administrator

    I guess different vets give different opinions. Mine says it's a no-no for the long term but I guess if you trust your vet, go for it.
  13. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Administrator

    I agree with this and so does my vet...:sonn_u11:
  14. dellacella

    dellacella Big Dog

    Our vet has us use Zyrtec for Snacks allergies.
  15. bamaman

    bamaman Big Dog

    I had one had it a little worse I switched her from Diamond Naturals to 4 health Salmon And Potatoe and it cleared right up within 10 days...She is back on Naturals now and doing fine.
  16. SherryB

    SherryB Little Dog

    Zyrtec works better for my dog. The benedryl might as well have been skittles. You definitely need to get the itching stopped because if he bites, chews, scratches it, it could turn into a bacterial infection and then you'll definitely have to treat it with antibiotics, steroids, or some such stuff that I am trying really hard to avoid due to past long term health issues from it with another dog.

    I've been researching this: A Simple Remedy to Treat Dog Skin Infection

    It's cheap to try... I'm going to keep a squirt bottle of it where I bath my dog and squirt his belly down after I've bathed him. I'm also trying the wipe down she suggests after going outside. My dog is white underneath. The wipe down didn't stain but the squirt from the bottle stained a little. I hadn't diluted the iodine that was in the squirt bottle.

    What I have researched about poison ivy is that dogs generally do not get a reaction to it but that they can carry the residue and if you are allergic to poison ivy, then you may get it.

    Could be food related (yeast).
  17. Khussey49

    Khussey49 Puppy

    Oh yes they can. The little angel shared it with my boyfriend (he claims, but think it was the other way around).

  18. SherryB

    SherryB Little Dog

    Heh, all I have to do is look at a poison ivy plant and I get a rash.... so I am really concerned about getting it however it might be transmitted. This is what I've found about dogs, but the internet isn't always correct, so I won't argue the point but will continue to worry about getting it from my dog and worrying about my dog getting it! :)

    Do Dogs and Cats Get A Poison Ivy Rash?

    | Veterinarian says dogs immune to poison ivy
  19. JaxNAprilFl

    JaxNAprilFl Puppy

    Yes my dog had the worse case of poison ivy... I had to wash infected areas 3 times a day and apply Ivarest... over the counter medicated itch cream with antihistamine... it took about a week to clear up. And I now know those pretty little shurbs he likes to pee on is actually is actually mixed with the poison ivy plant..
  20. JaxNAprilFl

    JaxNAprilFl Puppy

    Should have included. . Had to wash dog 3 times a day with Dawn dish washing liquid to remove the poison ivy oil from his skin and then apply the cream...

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