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    One of mine got attacked by a Euppean wasp a while back. Her whole face came up in big welts like that, but no pain or redness etc. I'd imagine if there was a swarm of them she'd have had them all over.

    Come to think of it, she got big welts all on her shoulders and down her front legs as well... They stuck around for a few days, and re-occurred whenever she got warm over the new four weeks.

    Nasty little buggers those wasps...

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    I might ask the vet when I call him on sat about wasps, but would you get them this time of year?

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    Mimi got something like this on her chest. These were big lumps. She was not itchy or red and the vet had no idea what it could be. At the time, I was feeding Mimi huge amounts of raw beef. Having ruled out everything else, I stopped the meat and almost instantly the lumps went. Two days later, after she was clear and to be sure, I gave her raw meat again and this time, she had them on her back and top of her front legs. Stopped the meat, and the lumps disappeared. I believe in her case, it was an overload of protein .. I have never given her beef again.
    I now cook for both Mimi and Pepsi and I enjoy it immensely! They still get the Royal Canin but not exclusively and not as much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bordeaux View Post
    I might ask the vet when I call him on sat about wasps, but would you get them this time of year?
    I'm not sure. My girl was stung in summer when they are most active. But as far as I know, one of the big problems with them is that the climate in Australia suits them so well that they don't hibernate over winter like they do in Europe. This is what slows their breeding and culls their numbers naturally - the extreme cold. Without it they continue to be active and breed all year round so we get a much higher population than they ever do in Europe.

    Could be any insect bite or reaction, maybe antihistamines would help?

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    Is Griffen all healed now? Did you find out what the problem was?

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    He finished his tablets 2 days ago and the lumps havent come back so I know it's not his food.

    It's a bit of a mystery.

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    At least he's fine and that's what counts!

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    Tilly gets a rash on her stomach but it doesn't seem too itchy for her but the vet put it down to an allergy to a type of grass is that is in the back yard. We wash her with a pyretherum (sp) based wash and she has a certain medication for when the redness is really bad but I can't remember for the life of me what its called right now. But maybe even though you don't have plants could your dog be allergic to grass? or don't you have grass either?

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    Sadly no grass. We live in a unit with a small backyard and grass doesn't even have a chance to grow.
    We've hopefully moving in a couple of months (trying to buy so fingers crossed) it'll be a novelty to have grass again

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    Glad Griff's better

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