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

    Hi, guys!
    Just came back from work and notice this "bumps" all over BIG, specially on his left side and back leg. Picture attached.

    He gets very irritated when I touch the bumps. They are probably itchy.

    Some info: we use Frontline once a month ever since he was 9 weeks old (he's now 8 months) and I just used the flea comb and it came all clear. So I hope it's not fleas, but who knows.

    Yesterday he played at the park/grass, but this is something he does twice a week...

    Any ideas? I appreciate your help!

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

    Hives! Most likely a bug/spider bite. You can give Benedyl 1mg oer pound

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    Oooo... It might be poison ivy/oak/sumac. When i enlarged the pic it looks more like that
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    It does look more like Poison Ivy, or oak-it is smaller than hives usually are. I would give him benedryl for itching. If it spreads, he may need prednisone. See that his face doesn't swell,and you could catch it also. If you have any Ivy dry,pat some on. Even corn starch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manydogs View Post
    It does look more like Poison Ivy, or oak-it is smaller than hives usually are. I would give him benedryl for itching. If it spreads, he may need prednisone. See that his face doesn't swell,and you could catch it also. If you have any Ivy dry,pat some on. Even corn starch.
    Hi guys! @2BullyMama @Manydogs Thanks A LOT. Never heard of ivy/oak poison, so great to learn about it.

    I noticed yesterday at the park the dry oaks fruits in the grass, so now it makes total sense! He didn't eat it, so probably he got if from rubbing his body on the grass, right?

    Just gave him Benadryl.

    His face is ok and breathing also - he has the same energy level (meaning high lol).

    Should I be concerned on him developing breathing issues at this point?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeleNY View Post
    Hi, guys!
    Just came back from work and notice this "bumps" all over BIG, specially on his left side and back leg. Picture attached.

    He gets very irritated when I touch the bumps. They are probably itchy.

    Some info: we use Frontline once a month ever since he was 9 weeks old (he's now 8 months) and I just used the flea comb and it came all clear. So I hope it's not fleas, but who knows.

    Yesterday he played at the park/grass, but this is something he does twice a week...

    Any ideas? I appreciate your help!

    Cheers!

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    I recall my 2 dobermans I had once was playing outside on my dad's farm an then I call them to come in and I swear the female one I had to look 5x almost and even had doubts it was her. She was covered with them hives and it was red ants. Did they get her good. Warms salty baths and camomile. Epsom salts is great and yes benedryl.

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    If he is still itchy you can double the dose of Benedryl. 2mg per body weight. Hope he gets better soon.
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    If he developes any breathing issues-get to the vet! @LeleNY
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeleNY View Post
    Hi guys! @2BullyMama @Manydogs Thanks A LOT. Never heard of ivy/oak poison, so great to learn about it.

    I noticed yesterday at the park the dry oaks fruits in the grass, so now it makes total sense! He didn't eat it, so probably he got if from rubbing his body on the grass, right?

    Just gave him Benadryl.

    His face is ok and breathing also - he has the same energy level (meaning high lol).

    Should I be concerned on him developing breathing issues at this point?

    Thanks!
    If you were under oak trees, I know from my time in Northern CA there is a fungus that grows under oak trees--horses rub on the trees (or roll on the ground) and then get hives, and eventually mange type hair loss leading to sores and infection if it is not taken care of. I only read about this in a class, and saw a horse with the problem at a rescue shelter--so I have no other information than that. Good luck.
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    Default Re: Any ideas on what is this? (Allergies? Insect bites?)

    My boy just broke out in hives also and I don't know from what. If it is poison ivy or oak, I know that for humans you want to bath to get the oils off of your skin because it can keep spreading. They make special shampoos for humans but I don't know about dogs.

    I believe that my dog got bitten by something. I ended up having to take him to the vet because his face was swollen and his nose rope and jowls were hard and enlarged. The others are giving good advice about benadryl, but you may want to add in a bath. I also used this itchy dog spray I found on this forum and that helped him stop itching and scratching himself (http://www.englishbulldognews.com/fo...dog-spray.html). I found several spots on mine where he had scratched himself raw. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeleNY View Post
    Hi guys! @2BullyMama @Manydogs Thanks A LOT. Never heard of ivy/oak poison, so great to learn about it.

    I noticed yesterday at the park the dry oaks fruits in the grass, so now it makes total sense! He didn't eat it, so probably he got if from rubbing his body on the grass, right?

    Just gave him Benadryl.

    His face is ok and breathing also - he has the same energy level (meaning high lol).

    Should I be concerned on him developing breathing issues at this point?

    Thanks!

    How is he doing today?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    How is he doing today?
    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!

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