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Our dog was really licking her legs and chest the other night. On closer inspection there were lots of little bumps under the fur. Probably 20-30 on her chest, about 10 on the top of each front leg and same again on her back legs.

It was driving her nuts so off to the vet who said it was an allergic reaction and prescribed antihistamines and some cream that sorted the problem. Now she has a bald spot where each bump scabbed and fell off. The fur is growing back already, but now we can see all the reactions were on her chest and at the front of her legs and all were on the top part of the leg and not the bottom.

This would suggest some sort of plant that she ran through that was over a foot tall but less than head height as she had none on her neck or head.

Any idea what could have caused it so we can avoid it in future?

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1 hour ago, Rob85 said:

Could it have been rag weed or nettles? Maybe the wrong time of year for that though

 

As you say not much around this time of year. Nettles don't normally penetrate her coat. I'm wondering if it was some kind of spray or weedkiller.

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Some people are sensitive to contact with some the Juniper family.  I say this because as evergreen and with needles - at this time of year they are still there whereas many other plants are dormant.  I have had rash from Juniper on my hands after contact.

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On 11/02/2022 at 06:06, JohnfromUK said:

Some people are sensitive to contact with some the Juniper family.  I say this because as evergreen and with needles - at this time of year they are still there whereas many other plants are dormant.  I have had rash from Juniper on my hands after contact.

Thanks. I'll look into that.

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