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Poison Oak Problem

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by collector14, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. collector14

    collector14 Well-Known Member

    I feel sure that I avoided the stuff, but I think my dog got the oil on him and transferred it to me. Anyone have a sure fire cure?
  2. Look up TecNu - put it on you and the dog ASAP!
  3. collector14

    collector14 Well-Known Member

    Found it. On the way to the drug store now. Thanks!
  4. collector14

    collector14 Well-Known Member

    Got a big tube of Tecnu Extreme. It has stopped the itching! I'm a little concerned about putting it on the dog though. Are you sure it's safe for him?
  5. GodGuns&Guitars

    GodGuns&Guitars Well-Known Member

    Bath the dog and let him dry out. He'll be fine. This will also keep from spreading it back to you AGAIN!
  6. Tim the student

    Tim the student Well-Known Member

    Bathing him should be good, but if it doesn't look like it is, call your vet with the ingredients, if you know them. If not, your vet can probably tell you some other stuff that will help.

    Make sure you wash everything you both have touched in hot water. If you are sensitive, this is not something you want to under do.
  7. mbt2001

    mbt2001 Well-Known Member

    Usually, if you put ointment on your Dog, distract him (play / walk) for 20 min or so and then things should be OK. Ointment needs to to absorb. You can wipe the residual off after the 20 min absorb time.
  8. BP44

    BP44 Well-Known Member

    use cold water or you will spread the oils!
  9. KenWP

    KenWP member

    If the creams okay for a human it would not hurt a dog. Most of the drugs and such that will harm a dog are meds used for chickens and pigs. Most dog meds are just vet grade human drugs most of the time.
  10. Larry Burchfield

    Larry Burchfield Well-Known Member

    posion Ivy

    The doctor can give you a shot that wil dry it up in notime flat and I suspose the vet can do the same thing for your dOG.
    Larry Burchfield
  11. Tim the student

    Tim the student Well-Known Member

    Yep. Its prednisone, and it will clear it up - but only if the residual oils are gone, which might pose a problem for Fido, and you if you cross contaminated a lot of stuff. I was a medic, and had more than one guy have poison ivy on his nether regions because they cross contaminated for various reasons.

    Key word being most. Call your vet - they should be concerned with more than making a buck.
  12. rhinoh

    rhinoh Well-Known Member

    Dogs do NOT get Poison Ivy but they can spread the oils to humans. The Tecnu site says to wipe down your dogs coat in a cloth saturated with the product, followed by a bath with dog shampoo.
  13. paintballdude902

    paintballdude902 Well-Known Member

    dogs can get it around the eyes i seen it happen and it is very nasty when it does

    wash the dog with regular dog shampoo and he will be fine
  14. moooose102

    moooose102 Well-Known Member

    a poison oak problem is when you wipe yourself with the stuff! my brother went through that when he was young. it was funny, but sad. i couldn't help feeling sorry for him while i was laughing my own off at him! i learned from his mistake.

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