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Remedies for Nettle stings??

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by XxZoexX, Apr 10, 2011.


  1. XxZoexX

    XxZoexX PetForums VIP

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    Can any one suggest anything to get in for the doggy first aid kit that will ease Nettle stings?
    Jack seems to make a beeline for them and hes fine until he gets home and then it starts irratating him :(
    Infact any thing you can think of to add to the kit for summer walking would be grand, better to be prepared :)
     
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  2. Irish Setter Gal

    Irish Setter Gal PetForums Senior

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    Bachs Rescue Remedy, equally good on humans, apparently
     
  3. XxZoexX

    XxZoexX PetForums VIP

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    Ooh just had a look on the site and they do a starter kit for dogs.. Looks fab and like it treats alot of things. Will definatley put that on my list.. Thanks :)
     
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    Rub the area with Dock leaves if you notice it while you're out, or if you happen to have a patch in your garden. Otherwise, Anthisan cream and/or piriton tablets are good.
     
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    Equally something, anyway.
     
  6. XxZoexX

    XxZoexX PetForums VIP

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    I sent the kids to grab some dock leaves earlier as a quick fix, Bless him he was danceing about trying to get the itch.
     
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    aloe vera gel, or witch hazel gel/cream.
     
  8. XxZoexX

    XxZoexX PetForums VIP

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    Ive been meaning to pick up an Aloe Vera plant have witch hazel gel, will get some AV gel for the kit too thanks :)
     
  9. IndysMamma

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    sounds mad but cucumber can help

    be careful with witch hazel as can be toxic if ingested (basically don't apply half a tube)

    dock leaves and aloe are the best two I know of - oh and piriton tablets (piriton brand - the cheaper brands can have harmful addetives) - recommended by my vet
     
  10. candysmum

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    carbonaite of soda, make a paste with some water and its great! :D doesn't hurt if they lick it either.
     
  11. harrys_mum

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    always used vinegar, just rub some of that on the pads and its all gone.
    simple and cheap. and really works.
    michelle x
     
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    XxZoexX PetForums VIP

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    Ahhh i put some bicarb in water and soaked his feet.. it did help but i didnt realise about making it in a paste :thumbup:

    Thanks for this everyone, Building up a nice list for my doggy first aid kit :D
     
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