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Insect Bites

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by susanscott, Aug 4, 2009.


  1. susanscott

    susanscott PetForums Newbie

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    Hi everyone

    Please bear with me for any blatant mistakes – this is all new to me.

    I’ve recently become a new “mum” to George – an (almost) five-year old British Bulldog, have had him about a month now and we’re just getting used to him, as he is (shall we say) quite a character!

    Any hints/tips gratefully received but I do have one particular question; George is now absolutely covered in small insect bites – they’re not ticks or fleas and there’s nothing protruding from the bites, they’re just itchy – any advice?

    I do know to keep him out of long grass but, to be honest, any grass is long when you’re only the height of a bulldog…

    Many thanks.

    Susan
     
  2. Nicci

    Nicci Guest

    If he's showing signs of itching or discomfort from insect bites, give him a piriton :)
     
  3. r_neupert

    r_neupert PetForums Senior

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    I concur! Attached is a picture of Indys cheek after something stung her - a weeks worth of piriton sorted her out (and saved us a few quid at the vet!!)

    Maybe puppy acne though?? Or an allergy?
     

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  4. susanscott

    susanscott PetForums Newbie

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    Hi

    Thanks, folks – that’s a good tip about the Piriton, never thought of that.

    George isn’t showing any signs of discomfort (although he does love me rubbing/gently scratching him where the bites are) but we have a vet’s appt on Sat & I’ll ask him to have a quick look, just to make sure I’m not mistaken about the flea/tick view.

    Many thanks again.

    Regards
     
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