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#5835653 - 07/17/15 07:04 AM Poison Ivy
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Can dogs (ES) be allergic to poison ivy? I am fighting a hot spot battle like I have never seen on just one of my dogs. We have even been to see the vet, but it appears we are going to have to go back. I do have some ivy in my back yard. That made me wonder.

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#5835662 - 07/17/15 07:16 AM Re: Poison Ivy [Re: NorthTXbirdhunter]
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#5835789 - 07/17/15 08:53 AM Re: Poison Ivy [Re: NorthTXbirdhunter]
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Originally Posted By: NorthTXbirdhunter
Can dogs (ES) be allergic to poison ivy? I am fighting a hot spot battle like I have never seen on just one of my dogs. We have even been to see the vet, but it appears we are going to have to go back. I do have some ivy in my back yard. That made me wonder.


No. Poison ivy (oak, sumac) doesn't bother dogs. But dogs can be a vector by getting the sap on their hair coat, and then transferring it to people when we pet or handle them.

This time of year--and with this wet spring--there are plenty of allergens out there that can be responsible for your dog's hot spots. First and foremost, make sure you have no fleas whatsoever.
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#5835809 - 07/17/15 09:04 AM Re: Poison Ivy [Re: dawaba]
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Originally Posted By: NorthTXbirdhunter
Can dogs (ES) be allergic to poison ivy? I am fighting a hot spot battle like I have never seen on just one of my dogs. We have even been to see the vet, but it appears we are going to have to go back. I do have some ivy in my back yard. That made me wonder.


No. Poison ivy (oak, sumac) doesn't bother dogs. But dogs can be a vector by getting the sap on their hair coat, and then transferring it to people when we pet or handle them.

This time of year--and with this wet spring--there are plenty of allergens out there that can be responsible for your dog's hot spots. First and foremost, make sure you have no fleas whatsoever.


Thanks for the response. It is off to see the vet and get cortisone shot and antibiotics again.

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#5836413 - 07/17/15 04:19 PM Re: Poison Ivy [Re: NorthTXbirdhunter]
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There is a secret cure for poison Oak.

It's called Tide powder detergent. Tide powder has something in it that will cut through the oils and break it down so you can wash it off. When I was a furniture builder we would use tide to wash down Teak so it could be glued together. I once got into a bunch of poison oak and put Two and 2 together and have not had a problem since some 35 years later.

PS. Tide and AmWay were the only two detergents that would work. We tried a couple others and they just couldn't cut the oils and therefore failed when to pieces were glued face to face.

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#5837183 - 07/18/15 10:17 AM Re: Poison Ivy [Re: NorthTXbirdhunter]
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