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    What have you got in the medicine cabinet? Go have a look and give us a list, stuff like savlon, medi-creme etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demi View Post
    Is there anything I can use to help relieve the itching?
    I have no 'itch-free shampoo' or anything (I'll make it a priority to buy some tomorrow!)
    Would a simple bath help? (With no dog shampoo/etc?) Would just a wet flannel help?

    Anything I can do NOW for her, while I have no 'bought stuff' for relieving itching?

    She is scratching her belly alot and I can tell she is very umcomfortable. No bum-dragging BTW since last night.
    Just want some advice before I plonk her in the bath or anything - I dont want to make her itchies worse!

    (Believe me, I am trying to convince mum to take Mollie for a checkup, and to get a proper diagnosis!)
    Do you have any aloe vera plants in your yard at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    Do you have any aloe vera plants in your yard at all?
    Yes, I think we do. What does it do?

    Umm, mostly tablets, medicine bottles, excema cream, not much - I'll have to check Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demi View Post
    Yes, I think we do. What does it do?

    Umm, mostly tablets, medicine bottles, excema cream, not much - I'll have to check Thanks!
    Aloe Vera is brilliant for skin irritations, helping to heal cuts, sunburn etc. Just get a stick of the plant, either break or cut it open and smear the juice straight onto her tummy. It is messy but it is soothing.

    Make sure it is Aloe though! Check with your parents first!

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    Obviously I'm no vet, but it sounds like an allergy or irritation of some sort to me. The reason I think this is because I get the same thing on my hands and arms - small red itchy bumps - and I have an allergy to soap. As the others said, try aloe, or lucas's paw paw (is there anything that stuff can't do?). A cool, wet flannel might take the itch away for a little while. A check up by the vet is a good idea. In the meantime, just keep an eye out - if it is an allergy, they can be really hard to diagnose sometimes (in people and dogs!) so any changes you notice in the environment could potentially help.

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    Lucas pawpaw is great and easy to buy at most chemists. NEVER use calamine lotion on your dogs, it's poison to them. Amos had wasp stings once and when I rang the vet for advice he told me to look in the medicine cupboard and tell him what we had. I threw the calamine out when he told me how deadly it is . Good old savlon did the trick.

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    Thanks for the advice everyone! I havent tried using the plant yet But I've just gotten a wet flannel and have wiped her itchies - BTW, they have lost all colour (Now normal skin colour) and appear to be fading away. She is not scratching anywhere near as much

    The only thing she had contact with before all of this occured was the grass, of which was wet - wet grass couldnt be it, could it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demi View Post
    Thanks for the advice everyone! I havent tried using the plant yet But I've just gotten a wet flannel and have wiped her itchies - BTW, they have lost all colour (Now normal skin colour) and appear to be fading away. She is not scratching anywhere near as much

    The only thing she had contact with before all of this occured was the grass, of which was wet - wet grass couldnt be it, could it?
    Possibly. How long ago was the grass mown?

    ETA: Thank you for that info Anne, I've never been told that before! I haven't experienced a dog actually licking at it either though so thankfully never found out the hard way. Every dog I've used it on so far has sniffed it and left it alone?

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    Aloe tastes pretty disgusting (to both me and my dog) so my dog won't lick it - bonus if I'm trying to protect a wound. I think she'd have to eat a whole leaf to get sick though, that is extremely unlikely given how horrid it tastes. I've got a plant in a pot in the garden, and while she happily chews on various sticks and the kikuyu and will eat the parsley if I encourage her, she won't touch the aloe vera. Or the other poisonous things - like the lillies and agapanthus and daffodills and bella donna (really poisnonous) and red angels trumpet (they make heart starter meds from that but a lot is deadly).

    Poisonous plants aren't usually things dogs want to eat. Unlike ratsack or snail bait which is meant to be attractive to eat and dogs are just "collateral damage".

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    It is only the fibrous parts of the plant innards that are not good to use. Yea it is great as it tastes like crap for birds, cats dogs and humans know better than to lick it.


    My vet said "ohhhh YES" when I told him I used it on the cat. I will on the pups too if needed. I het earth frindly brand, no alcohol, from the chemist even though I have a plant at the door, lol.
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