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  1. #1
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    Feb. 10, 2009

    Default Do dogs get poison ivy?

    I ask because I have a bad case right now that I am 99% sure came from oils on my dog. Just looked on the skin inside his ear and he has some bumps there that look an awful lot like my rash. Only in one ear though, and only on the part not covered with hair.

    Thanks for insight!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov. 2, 2001
    In Jingle Town


    sounds about right for what I was thinking.

    if the oils make contact with skin, I don't see why pupster could not get a rash.

    And at the same time, it's a nice warning that the oils can linger on the coats of our pets.

    treat his ears with the same pink stuff you are using.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb. 6, 2000


    Dogs do not suffer from contact dermatitis due to poison ivy.
    they can, however, transfer the oils to you.
    "It's like a Russian nesting doll of train wrecks."--CaitlinandTheBay

    ...just settin' on the Group W bench.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec. 14, 2006

    Default Like Ghazzu said

    The dogs don't experience symptoms but their coats will transfer the oil to humans. A bath is needed for your protection, sorry Fido: get in the tub!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct. 12, 2001
    Center of the Universe


    it's an allergic reaction to the plant that causes the symptoms- I suppose it's possible some dogs can be allergic to it. Mostly they seem to not be allergic to it though. Mine seem to enjoy romping in it. We have some pretty robust growths of it around here. Plus ticks. Fun.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct. 15, 2010


    Quote Originally Posted by Ghazzu View Post
    Dogs do not suffer from contact dermatitis due to poison ivy.
    they can, however, transfer the oils to you.
    Yup, learned this the hard way. Ended up with poison ivy all over my arms and legs right before taking the bar exam. I couldn't for the life of me figure out how I got it since studying meant I hadn't seen the light of day for weeks. Then I saw fido I and fido II frolicking through a patch of it in the back yard.

  7. #7
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    Dec. 13, 2010
    On The Farm In New England


    Also, your horses legs and tails. I got a mean case a few years ago.

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