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California, San Joaquin valley (Zone 9b)
RenaeC
Feb 1, 2017 8:33 PM CST
We didn't know there were nettle's growing in our yard and one of our dogs jumped right through them. She is now crying and bitting her most sensitive areas. I've already washed her down, but i dont know what to give her for itch relief and the vet is already closed. Tomorrow i can buy itching cream for dogs, but for now i just don't know how to make her feel better. If you have any advice on how to deal with nettle stings i'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks.
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luvsgrtdanes
Feb 1, 2017 8:41 PM CST
How much does she weigh? You can give her benadryl for itch relief.
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porkpal
Feb 1, 2017 8:46 PM CST
A paste made of meat tenderizer could help.
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California, San Joaquin valley (Zone 9b)
RenaeC
Feb 1, 2017 9:14 PM CST
She's about 15lbs and meat tenderizer paste? What is that? She's currently laying on my lap still fussing and she doesn't want to be bothered by the others
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plantmanager
Feb 1, 2017 9:18 PM CST
Half of a Benadryl should help. Poor baby!
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California, San Joaquin valley (Zone 9b)
RenaeC
Feb 1, 2017 9:33 PM CST
Thanks you guys! I'll let you know how she feels tomorrow. I'll have to cut the nettles first thing tomorrow when the grass is dry. My S.O. got sick at work so he can't cut it and I don't want the others getting hurt, so I'll put her on our bed for tonight and let them sleep in tomorrow. Thanks again guys!
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Feb 1, 2017 9:50 PM CST
Meat tenderizer will "digest" proteins. The sting of the nettle is possibly a foreign (to the dog) protein. You mix meat tenderizes with water to form a thick paste and smear it on the affected areas. It also works on bee, wasp, and jellyfish stings. However the Benadryl is probably a better bet.
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California, San Joaquin valley (Zone 9b)
RenaeC
Feb 1, 2017 10:54 PM CST
Yea i think benedryl may have been easier in this situation since she got the nettle sting on her private areas, inner leg and belly. She didn't want to go too far out into the grass when i let her out a bit ago which is understandable. She's asleep on the chair right now and seems to be doing better.
Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
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luvsgrtdanes
Feb 2, 2017 7:13 AM CST
Glad to hear it Lovey dubby
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