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6 YR OLD BASENJI TERRIER CROSS SUDDENLY GOT HIVES ON ALL 4…

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6 YR OLD BASENJI TERRIER CROSS SUDDENLY GOT HIVES ON ALL 4 FEET ABOUT 6 WEEKS AGO. WASHING THEM, GIVING AN ANTIHISTAMINE, USING 1% HYDROCORTIZONE CREAM, THEYGET BETTER BUT AS SOON AS HE GOES AND RUNS AROUND ON THE DRY GRASS WORSE AGAIN. I CAN'T KEEP HIM OFF THE GRASS, AND CAN'T AFFORD A VET VISIT. aNY IDEAS?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?

Kuhio

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Kuhio?

He has not had this before, only on his feet, it itches but he isn't going crazy, just miserable.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Hello and thank you for using this site to help you. I am sorry your question was not picked up sooner.

It might be some type of contact allergy from the grass or something in a grassy area.

I would continue doing what you are doing, and maybe add some dog booties to the mix. These can be purchased at most pet stores or online. If it is a contact allergy then the booties should help.

I might also think about the future as once allergies kick in they are likely to last for the year or for the season, so making a run area for the dog with ground cover such as wood chips, pea gravel or a cemented pen may be something you can invest in in the future.

Some antihistamines work better on some dogs than other dogs. Which are you using?

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