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    Last night Bennie had a bleeding spot on his back, I washed him with Pyostat shampoo and hoped for the best, he was fine this morning and the wound looked better, but tonight he all the sudden got lots of bumps on his back and bum, they're not bleeding but he's very itchy I'm so sad for him, my little boy, he's so sensitive.

    It's bedtime here now and he's sleeping, gonna phone the vet tomorrow and hope they have time for us in the morning. Luckily a new vet opened here in town just a while ago so I don't have to take him to Pretoria. I think this vet should be able to help him out with this...

    He's been itchy for a while but his skin has looked good, nice color and no bumps or sores, I don't know if it's the season or if it's something else... it's so hard to know where to start I'm considering trying different food for him but that has been a disaster in the past so I don't know maybe I should try to feed him raw...
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    OUCH... sounds like hives! Could he have gotten bit by something?
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    @2BullyMama It's possible... during the day yesterday there were a big bug flying against one of the windows and Bennie was there checking it out before I could get it out. He was drooling but I couldn't see any bite marks on him, I checked his nose and it was normal color and size, not swollen or red, so I thought he just drooled out of excitement... he does that. I don't think it's the bug though, he's got a history of getting reactions to things, I think this might be staph It's getting warmer here now and **** like that is going around then, our other dogs don't get it luckily, it's like Bennie's immune system is weaker then theirs. He always gets **** like that, and he's very sensitive to changes in food, weather or tick bites.

    He gets coconut oil on his food and when I have I give him yogurt too, but I think he needs more. Gonna look into that tomorrow depending on what the vet says... I just hope he can sleep nicely trough the night, I feel horrible when he's itchyand I don't have anything I can give him at this point The Pyostat bath makes him feel a little better at least
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    OUCH... sounds like hives! Could he have gotten bit by something?
    You might try Benadryl if it is hives. I hope Bennie gets well soon.

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    I hope Bennie feels better soon, certainly sounds like a bite or contact allergy

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    Oh NO… poor Bennie!!! I hope that he feels better soon, it does sound like he got bit by something… keep us posted!!!

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    Poor baby. I hope he feels better soon.
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    I'm sorry you're going through this with Bennie. It could be hives, a bug bite, anything. You may never know what caused it. I hope the vet can give him something to clear it up. Have you tried rinsing him with ACV after his bath. ACV kills a lot of bacteria, and parasites, and is good for the skin. I hope he feels better soon.
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    Default Re: Off to the vet with Bennie again:(

    Thanks everyone The bumps are completely gone this morning so now I'm unsure if I should bother going to the vet. He is still itchy on that spot that was bleeding, but he gets spots like that sometimes and they go away with pyostat shampoo. I'm not worried about that spot... it occurs maybe 2-3 times a year and it's always just one spot. He doesn't scratch it so I don't think it's so bad.

    I found a tick on him this morning I think maybe they caused the bumps? He had an allergic reaction to tick bite last year but it was much worse then... Can't believe it, it's winter here still, ticks shouldn't be awake

    I will try rinsing him in ACV tonight if he is itchy, hopefully he will stay fine now since it went away... I have to find a natural way to keep ticks away from him, I don't want to give him any pills or use that collar since he's so sensitive. I read that if you boil rosemary and spray that water on them it will repel ticks... I'm gonna try it. Any other ideas?
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    I hope he's ok and he gets better soon poor baby

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petra View Post
    Thanks everyone The bumps are completely gone this morning so now I'm unsure if I should bother going to the vet. He is still itchy on that spot that was bleeding, but he gets spots like that sometimes and they go away with pyostat shampoo. I'm not worried about that spot... it occurs maybe 2-3 times a year and it's always just one spot. He doesn't scratch it so I don't think it's so bad.

    I found a tick on him this morning I think maybe they caused the bumps? He had an allergic reaction to tick bite last year but it was much worse then... Can't believe it, it's winter here still, ticks shouldn't be awake

    I will try rinsing him in ACV tonight if he is itchy, hopefully he will stay fine now since it went away... I have to find a natural way to keep ticks away from him, I don't want to give him any pills or use that collar since he's so sensitive. I read that if you boil rosemary and spray that water on them it will repel ticks... I'm gonna try it. Any other ideas?
    Poor baby… that is really weird that you guys have ticks in the winter. Normally here they all are gone in the winter months I have NO idea how to prevent ticks naturally, but I will ask the experts on this @Texas Carol @Vikinggirl

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