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    Quote Originally Posted by GoodiesGirl View Post
    Ahh poo to that lol! I just spoke to the vet again, as its been about an hour now, and the swelling has only gone down a tiny bit, and his armpits are still bright red. She said to give him till midday and if we haven't seen a vast improvement to keep the appointment (it's at 1.30pm today)...

    Cleasanta, how did you work out what it was that Sumo was actually allergic too??
    I did a skin test myself. We isolated him from the back area where the Agapanthus are and he was fine...we let him in there...massive hives, red raw etc. I drew a circle under his "armpit" with a texta...rubbed a tiny amount of agapanthus juice there...and BOOM...massive hives. We pulled out about 150-200 Agapanthus...sigh! The buffalo grass I suspect because hubby mowed lawn...Sumo walked on it and his paws swelled up.

    Grevilleas are high allergenic for dogs and humans...buffalo grass...wandering dew (although it is not that often they are the culprits actually). Here is a list of plant who are either toxic and/or can cause allergies:

    Agapanthus, Amaryllis, Baby’s Breath, Bird of Paradise, Black Eyed Susan, Bleeding Heart, Bluebonnet, Boston Ivy, Calla Lilly, Chrysanthemums, Cyclamen, Daffodil, Daisy, Elephant Ear, Easter Lilly, Ferns, Flamingo plant, Geranium,, Grevillea, Honeysuckle, Hyacinth, Hydrangea, Ivy, Jade plant, Lantana, Larkspur, Marigolds, Morning Glory, Oleander tree, Peony, Primrose, Rhododendron, Tiger Lily , Wandering Dew and Yucca

    Check out:
    http://www.dermcare.com.au/pdf/Wandering_Jew.pdf
    Dermcare-Vet Pty Ltd 2008 (and press allergy information on the left)
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    Lucky girl gg, she has wandering dew

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    And later today she has a wandering Jew

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    Yep, just discovered we have wandering dew in the back yard. I'm taking him to the vet at 1.30pm.

    Occy, I'll come to the dog park this arvo, but I'll just bring the girls. Brett'll stay home with Jack.
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    Boys can stay home and sook together then!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoodiesGirl View Post
    Yep, just discovered we have wandering dew in the back yard. I'm taking him to the vet at 1.30pm.

    Occy, I'll come to the dog park this arvo, but I'll just bring the girls. Brett'll stay home with Jack.
    when you pull out the wandering dew...wear gloves...they can cause allergic reactions in humans too. I hope for you this is the culprit and you can get on top of it quickly

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    I hope you have found it too!

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Just incase anyone doesn't know what it is, here is a picture....
    Mummies little 12 years in the making..... and Daddies little ratbag!!
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    Hey Goodiesgirl,

    Did the vet by any chance explain to you that when spot-on flea control (ie: frontline, advantage etc) is first put on your dog it is possible that the dog appears to be suddenly covered in fleas and reacting to flea bites?

    It is a reaction that can occur within the first 24 hours of application. It is the product basically taking effect and the fleas are having a field day before their funeral, so to speak.

    This is probably not the case with your dog, as it seems you may have found the culprit.

    Hope your Jack is okay now.

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    She didn't, but good to know, DA, thanks. She did say there is a small chance that its something else, but unlikely. The minute I told her we had wandering dew, she was pretty certain we had the culprit.

    They have given him a course of cortosone (sp?) tablets, and so far (apart from him peeing inside last night for the first time EVER) all seems to be going ok. I'll still keep an eye on him, and FH got rid of all the weed we could find yesterday when we got home from the vet. I'll be keeping a very close eye out for it though.
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