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what should I do for fire ant bites on my dog

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what should I do for fire ant bites on my dog?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 3 years ago.

dogdoc4u :

Hi there and welcome to Just answer!! I am Dr. Altman, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your questions.

dogdoc4u :

How much benadryl did you give and how much does he weigh?

Customer:

My dog weighs about 65 pounds. I gave him two 25 mg capsules

dogdoc4u :

What type of shampoo do you have?

dogdoc4u :

I would increase that to 2 & 1/2 tablets every 6 to 8 hours

dogdoc4u :

And use an oatmeal-based shampoo today and tomorrow with ten minute contact time before rinse in cool water

Customer:

I used a human shampoo since we were at the beach when he was bitten.

dogdoc4u :

A human shampoo can be harsh on a dog's skin. Can you purchase some oatmeal-shampoo still today?

dogdoc4u :

Or a baby shampoo, like J&J?

dogdoc4u :

Ideal is oatmeal-based

dogdoc4u :

A good thing to have handy anyways

Customer:

Probably not, Petsmart is probably closed. I do have Oatmeat. Can I make some kind of paste and mix it with bnably shampoo?

dogdoc4u :

Grocery stores or even walgreen's usually has pet shampoos...

dogdoc4u :

I don't think that will work, sorry!

Customer:

OK I will check my local grocery store. Any thing else I can do for him? He does have problems with his skin anyway. and Gets hives if I use Frontline Plus.

dogdoc4u :

Increase the benadryl, if petsmart is still open get a topical lotion for dogs as well and apply to the areas for ten minutes before wiping off so he doesn't lick it

dogdoc4u :

Otherwise you can get a human cortisone cream and do the same thing

dogdoc4u :

Just please make sure to wipe it off to ensure he doesn't ingest it

Customer:

Ok Thanks

dogdoc4u :

You are welcome

dogdoc4u :

Good luck!

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