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Aloe and dogs...

My baby Tux "Anarchy" went to the vet he had an allergic reaction to fleas, ugg they gave him flea preventative stuff and told me to give him benadryl but is it safe to put on aloe spray on his hotspots? He is so uncomfortable we bought him one of those E Collars so he can't bite or lick himself either.

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Korysmom96

Asked by Korysmom96 at 10:41 AM on Nov. 7, 2009 in Pets

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  • Aloe is not toxic to dogs. HOWEVER....read the other ingredients, if any, on the bottle. THEY could be dangerous. Between spraying, wipe her skin with witch hazel. That's very soothing to them.
    EireLass

    Answer by EireLass at 10:45 AM on Nov. 7, 2009

  • What is witch hazel???
    Korysmom96

    Answer by Korysmom96 at 10:49 AM on Nov. 7, 2009

  • They have new collars that look much more comfortable than the E collar

    http://www.petco.com/product/100555/ProCollar-Premium-Inflatable-Protective-Collar.aspx

    Aloe is non-toxic for pets
    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 10:49 AM on Nov. 7, 2009

  • Witch hazel is a clear liquid, buy it at the grocery, cvs, wherever. Less than a dollar. It's made from a plant. A natural product that is an astringent.
    EireLass

    Answer by EireLass at 11:04 AM on Nov. 7, 2009

  • Witch hazel is another plant that is soothing. It is often used on hemorrhoids. You can get it at regular drug stores or healthier food type groceries. There are brands that are more pure than others. I love it! It can even be used to clean skin in place of alcohol kind of like a toner.
    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 11:15 AM on Nov. 7, 2009

  • benedryl comes in a cream form too.

    i wish i could find this site for you to show your fur baby. it's all dogs wearing cones.

    aloe is safe. if the dog were to lick it, a lot of it, like eat 12 oz or more, send him outside. very loose stool is possible.
    ecodani

    Answer by ecodani at 11:24 AM on Nov. 7, 2009

  • Ask your vet if they carry Neopredif powder. If it for hot spots and works very well. It will help to stop the itch and dry the hot spot.
    KyliesMom5

    Answer by KyliesMom5 at 9:02 PM on Nov. 7, 2009

  • Ask your vet for a medicatedshampoo. I use it on our dogs when or if they get a hot spot. It is healing and soothing. Wet the skin and use shampoo to lather. leave on ten min. Rinse really well, and dry. Also this help the skin to heal so new hair folical will be produced and hair will begin to grow back in. Good luck...

    doglovergranny

    Answer by doglovergranny at 3:32 PM on Nov. 8, 2009

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