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    Quote Originally Posted by LeleNY View Post
    He woke up well! Took Benadryl before went to bed.

    This morning, I noticed that the bumps did not spread (hope it's a good sign), but it didn't go away either.

    He is not scratching himself, but doesn't like when I touch the bumps. They are hard, but I don't see any redness.

    His face is fine and he's breathing normally.

    I will definitely give him a bath today as soon as I'm back from work.

    I had NO idea about oaks and ivy poison - this is my first dog and never heard of it in my home country, so THANKS a lot.

    Will be more careful at the park from now on. Will bring a blanket or towel, because he loves to lay down at the grass.

    I will keep you posted on the evening.

    THANKS! Have a great day!

    When you give him a bath, be careful not to break the bumps open.... that will cause it to spread and itch! And, you could get it too, it is contagious. it is not deadly, but it is so uncomfortable... very itchy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    When you give him a bath, be careful not to break the bumps open.... that will cause it to spread and itch! And, you could get it too, it is contagious. it is not deadly, but it is so uncomfortable... very itchy.
    Good point, will be super careful and will wear gloves!

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    Poison Ivy:[replacer_img]

    Grows throughout much of North America, including all Canadianprovinces except Newfoundland (and the Territories) and all USstates except Alaska, Oregon, Hawaii and California. The plants cangrow as a shrub up to about 4 feet tall, as a groundcover, or as aclimbing vine. The color of the three almond-shaped leaflets rangefrom light to dark green and turn bright red in the fall. Theplant's berries are a grayish-white color.
    Poison Oak:[replacer_img]

    Poison oak is found along the Pacific Coast of North Americaincluding Washington, Oregon and California, and along the AtlanticCoast. Poison oak can grow as a dense shrub in open sunlight or aclimbing vine in shaded areas. The three leaflets have scallopededges resembling the leaves of a true oak and can be bronze, brightgreen, yellow-green or reddish depending on the season. The plantcan produce greenish-white or tan berries.
    Poison Sumac:[replacer_img]

    Poison sumac grows exclusively in very wet or flooded soils,usually in swamps and peat bogs, in the eastern United States asfar west as Idaho and Canada. Poison sumac has compound leaves with7-13 leaflets, and the veins from which the leaflets grow arealways red. The plant grows as a shrub and produces fruit that is asmall white or grey berry. @LeleNY
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    Hello @2BullyMama and @Manydogs

    Big's hives are getting a bit smaller - I noticed first thing in the morning.

    I'm also not sure if it's poison oak because he's NOT scratching himself at all... I bet it's not itchy... he complains if I touch them, but overall he acts as if there's nothing there.

    I also checked closely last night and if feels that the bumps are under the skin. I can feel it, but I can not see it (not sure if I'm explaining well)...

    Will give him more Benadryl today and if he still has the bumps tomorrow, will call the vet.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeleNY View Post
    Hello @2BullyMama and @Manydogs

    Big's hives are getting a bit smaller - I noticed first thing in the morning.

    I'm also not sure if it's poison oak because he's NOT scratching himself at all... I bet it's not itchy... he complains if I touch them, but overall he acts as if there's nothing there.

    I also checked closely last night and if feels that the bumps are under the skin. I can feel it, but I can not see it (not sure if I'm explaining well)...

    Will give him more Benadryl today and if he still has the bumps tomorrow, will call the vet.

    Thanks!
    keep giving the Benadryl... that helps to stop the itching. If it is poison ivy/oak/sumac, it can take about 10 days to fully go away. I had sumac once and it was the WORST experience... it was on my elbow and I swear I thought I was going to rip my skin off the itch was so intense. Benadryl helped as well as calamine lotion. there really is nothing else to do for it, but let it run its course and not break the bumps open. As long as his breathing is not impacted, or any other behavior changes, he should be fine
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    keep giving the Benadryl... that helps to stop the itching. If it is poison ivy/oak/sumac, it can take about 10 days to fully go away. I had sumac once and it was the WORST experience... it was on my elbow and I swear I thought I was going to rip my skin off the itch was so intense. Benadryl helped as well as calamine lotion. there really is nothing else to do for it, but let it run its course and not break the bumps open. As long as his breathing is not impacted, or any other behavior changes, he should be fine
    Exactly! That's why I'm thinking it's not poison oak because Big is not itching, not scratching...if it was poison ivy/oak, he should be itching... he's fine overall, only for the bumps under the skin.

    I will keep you posted! Thanks again.

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    Default Re: Any ideas on what is this? (Allergies? Insect bites?)

    My Hank had something similar two weeks ago. Benadryl fixed him up and it didn't come back. I never did figure out what it was.


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    My Hank had something similar two weeks ago. Benadryl fixed him up and it didn't come back. I never did figure out what it was.


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    Our Pippen has had the same thing this week! I saw some bumps on her side like this but couldn't really feel much but gave her some Benadryl and they went away. Then today I noticed some more but have no clue what they could be coming from!!


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    UPDATE:

    Hey, guys! So BIG's bumps were going and coming for the past 4 weeks. He was not itching, that's why I found it difficult to be oak poison.
    Few days ago, he started licking and biting his front paw. It was red.

    So we took him to the vet this morning and it's simply hives... this is his first Spring and the doctor said it's a reaction to pollen.

    We will double the dose of Benadryl. She also gave a pomade for his paws and some special cotton patches for us to clean him after every walk (clearly the baby wipes were not sufficient).

    Thanks a lot for your inputs! Enjoy the weekend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeleNY View Post
    UPDATE:

    Hey, guys! So BIG's bumps were going and coming for the past 4 weeks. He was not itching, that's why I found it difficult to be oak poison.
    Few days ago, he started licking and biting his front paw. It was red.

    So we took him to the vet this morning and it's simply hives... this is his first Spring and the doctor said it's a reaction to pollen.

    We will double the dose of Benadryl. She also gave a pomade for his paws and some special cotton patches for us to clean him after every walk (clearly the baby wipes were not sufficient).

    Thanks a lot for your inputs! Enjoy the weekend!
    UGH!!! Even worse --- environmental allergies suck --- Lambeau is suffering too, but we know it is pollen, dandelions, and all the rag/pigweed in the yard right now

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