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    hello there, my gf and i adopted 2 little terriers last year from the rspca, harry is a 1yr old foxy/russel cross and basil is a... well i'm not sure, he's the one that looks a bit like a jack russel shape with a collie coat and face, i've come on here so i've got a good place to come for advice in the future as basil had an allergic reaction and his face started swelling the other day and i didnt know what to do, in fact i still don't really know what caused it or what to do, i just stayed up until midnight making sure he was breathing comfortably, it went away the next day
    thinking of getting some benadryl (diphenhydramine) to have handy in case it happens again

    heres some photos





    heres basil with his allergic reaction


    thanks, joel

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    Gday Joel. Welcome to the forum mate.

    Sorry cant help ya with the allergic reaction but i notice in your pics you have a lot of pot p,lants and cactus. Might be worth a internet search on poionous plants for dogs as you might have some in your yard that Basil may have gotten into.
    I bet the little guys keep you on your toes !!


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    Welcome to the forum, Joller

    You have two very cute dogs.

    My vet prescribed my dog "Periactin" antihistamine - which seems to be helping her with a grass allergy rash. It's meant for humans - ie it says do not operate machinery if it makes you feel drowsy! I also gave my dog a half a zirtec the last time she shoved her nose up the butt of a bee.

    I don't know anything about benadryl but some people give it to their dogs for allergies.

    I get round lumps on me like that from mozzies.

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    thanks for the welcomes, hyacinth i hope you didnt let your dog drive after he took that stuff!

    thanks for the tip sean,i will do that because i do have alot of wandering dew type plants that i saw on a poster at the vet cause dog reactions, i have since removed all of it from the backyard but maybe they found some or maybe theres another plant that caused this
    love the skarlet manuka sig

    also basil eats poo, not dog poo but once or twice a week he finds a poo when we're out walking and gobbles it up before you know whats happening, then he starts rolling in it its so gross!
    maybe he rolled in a poo that was on/near an alergic plant

    thanks, joel.

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    Scarlet Manuka, grey ghost, the iron paw.......Lol. Dont tell me we have another kiwi on here !!

    Love my Footrot flats , grew up with the gang and have all the books.

    I've read somthing about pineapple fed to dogs who eat poo. I think it helps put them off for some reason or another.


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    I had my girl's face come up in lots of lumps like that once - scary!! It went down her neck and onto her shoulders as well. Turned out it was a European Wasp. We used cold packs as we were away from home at the time and it went down well.

    We had a litter of pups last year and they pretty much took turns finding bees... It's a scary look when their face puffs up!! Some have done it a few more times since heading to their new homes and freaked out their poor owners.

    Cold packs are a great idea, and having antihistamine around can be a real stress reducer if swelling seems to be near airways. I do like to try and let it run it's course, it often seems the reaction is a little less next time. Sometimes immunity can increase with exposure.

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    Welcome Joel, harry and basil, they are very sweet poppets.......
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    Sean - Yes my vet told me if you feed your dogs a little pineapple each day, it makes their poo unattractive and worked a treat on my friends little poochie who was partial to yard yams.
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    Hi Joel, welcome to you and the two pooches, they're cute.

    Hope Basil's recovered from his allergic reaction and you can cure him of his habit - aren't dogs gross with things that they sniff and eat and roll in ???

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    oh yeah its absolutely disgusting!

    not a kiwi sean but i somehow came into ownership of a good collection of the books as a teenager, its good stuff

    thanks for the pineapple tip, will give it a go.. i wonder who thought that one up

    thanks, joel.

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