Dog Had Itchy Ears, Legs, And Face
Author: Jane P.
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Testimonial ID: 8923-OR
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My four-year-old Australian cattle dog mix (48 lbs) got bitten last Tuesday. Her face and eye were really swollen from the poison (probably a black widow spider, but the vet wasn't sure). She was also very itchy as evidenced by her biting herself and rubbing her face on my carpet.
I didn't realize what was happening for a couple of hours and when I finally figured it out, I realized I needed a vet visit. This would get some Benedryl into her by injection and, while not my first choice, I let them give her a steroid injection. The histamine production stopped immediately and her swelling went down over the next couple of days.
I also used Lavender oil, diluted with some V-6 oil, on her legs and groin area for a few days to help with the residual itching. Her groin was especially red and inflamed from her licking it.
All was seemingly fine until Sunday, when I noticed that she was itching and biting herself again and losing a lot of hair. I also noticed that the inside of her ears were hot, thick feeling, and red. I dowsed that she was being affected by grass allergies. I gave her a bath and washed all of her blankets and bedding to remove the pollen.
Back to the vet, because of the sudden hair loss, for a full annual physical. She's pretty fine, but I need to go back in a couple of weeks as her heart and blood work were a bit off. The vet offered drops for her ears which I refused. I started dosing her again with the Lavender on the inside top part of her ears, but it didn't seem to be doing the trick. Her ears were still hot and swollen and the groin was patchy and hot. I added Helichrysum, cut with V-6 oil, and layered it over the Lavender. The next morning after I did this, her ears were 90% better. Thinner and cool to the touch with just a bit of heat deeper inside. Most of the spotting in her groin was gone. As I write this, it's Wednesday and she's pretty much completely healed. I realize that after the episode with the spider that she's become more sensitive to the grasses that grow around Santa Fe, which is what probably caused the further reactions. For the time-being, I'm stopping her from rolling on the ground, until I know she's stabilized. Yeah.. for the Young Living oils that effectively helped my dear Jenna.
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