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Postby Monsta » Mon May 26, 2008 2:28 pm

Rambo has been getting these nasty flare ups in the morning...It goes away by the afternoon leaving only some scattered bumps. But this is the worst it ever gets. Its only on his right side. He eats Canidae. He always lays on a plastic picnic table. I use bleach and Gain to wash his bedding. It also gets kinda hot in the morning where his kennel is. What is this? It doesnt seem to bother him. He never scratches it.
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Postby KadillacGrrl » Mon May 26, 2008 2:29 pm

Oooh, those are some good hives he has...

He's allergic to something, I'm guessing... when this this start?

You can give him a plain benedryl to help with it. One benedryl is 25mg, and you dose 1mg per pound. So if he's 50 lbs, he can have 2 benedryl.

This is just going to help the hives.. not fix what's causing them!

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Postby msvette2u » Mon May 26, 2008 2:34 pm

x2 hives...bad ones too! :(

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Postby Monsta » Mon May 26, 2008 2:35 pm

THanks for the quick reply!

It started last monday...I would really like to find out what he is allergic to. Food, bleach, laundry soap, bugs, plants....it could be anything. Whats the easiest way to go about this?

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Postby Monsta » Mon May 26, 2008 2:36 pm

and why does he only get it in the morning?

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Postby Maryellen » Mon May 26, 2008 2:47 pm

what is he laying on in the morning when he gets this?

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Postby Monsta » Mon May 26, 2008 2:56 pm

He always lays on his towels. I use bleach and Gain(joyfull expressions scent) to wash his towels. He also lays on his plastic picnic table and on the concrete.

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Postby Adrianne » Mon May 26, 2008 2:58 pm

Monsta wrote:He always lays on his towels. I use bleach and Gain(joyfull expressions scent) to wash his towels. He also lays on his plastic picnic table and on the concrete.
first step is use another cleaner... see if that helps...

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Postby Misskiwi67 » Mon May 26, 2008 2:59 pm

Try washing the towels without detergent.

Also, is his crate in an area where bugs have access? Hives are commonly a reaction to insect bites...

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Postby Murfins » Mon May 26, 2008 2:59 pm

Have you changed your detergent (or scent of) or bleach recently? Are the towels new? It would seem something has changed that is directly related to where he is laying in the morning. I assume that the hives are on the side of his body that he tends to lay on??

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Postby sammy » Mon May 26, 2008 3:02 pm

My dog had it all through the Summer and we have spend ages trying to find the cause (still dont know what it is) but it has stopped over winter (fingers crossed).

The vet said that she might or might not get it back next summer.
We have some allergy (anti histamine) tablets in case and when it ould get that bad as in your photo we had to take her in for a antibiotics shot because her glands would get infected from the biting..

Make sure you dont have irritating plants in the garden (there was a kind that could cause these rashes, forgot the name) And i eventually didnt switch food (apparently it wasnt the cause seeing it is gone now). We did a skin scraping to but thankfully she was clear of mites :)

Always deflea and deworm (might be allergic to them?!)

Wash the doggie blankies in water with sensitive skin laundry stuff)

And then hope for the best ...

Hopefully you will find the cause and i hope your pup will feel better soon..

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Postby Monsta » Mon May 26, 2008 3:14 pm

His kennel is half concrete half rocks...small blue rock. There could be millions of insects around.

I will try and switch detergents and put him in the garage to rule out the insects....

Thanks guys!

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Postby Monsta » Mon May 26, 2008 3:21 pm

Murfins wrote:Have you changed your detergent (or scent of) or bleach recently? Are the towels new? It would seem something has changed that is directly related to where he is laying in the morning. I assume that the hives are on the side of his body that he tends to lay on??


Yes, he always lays on his right side....

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Postby luvnstuff » Mon May 26, 2008 7:52 pm

Sand fleas ? Plastic/latex allergy?

I would elimante the joyful expressions stuff, I know that I myself got really sick from a super scented fabric softner.. didnt realize it for I felt so sick I stayed in bed with the blanket that was making me sick! finally realized the scent was getting to me, went for a drive and started feeling better.. so be wary of over scented stuff!
There are some non scented degetegents and softners, try those see if that helps .

benedryl is a great med , agree with that suggestion.

humm those are the only ideas in my head.. those are nasty looking hives tho!

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Postby pblove » Mon May 26, 2008 8:07 pm

I would wash his bedding in plain water only or white vinegar only and no fabric softeners.The amount of harmful chemicals in those are scary.


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