Skin full of welts and swelling face! Help!
Hello! I noticed my Boxer's full of welts on his skin and his face is slightly swollen. I went to my front yard and noticed some pieces of my Aloe Vera plant on the ground. Sometimes she eats the plant, I was searching on the internet and found that aloe vera can be bad for the dogs. So, my question is: This welts and the swelling on his face can be caused by eating the Aloe Vera? Thanks in advance!
on Aug 16th 2013
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Move the aloe plant!! Some plants, like poinsettias at the holidays, can be fatal to pets. Keep your dog on a leash or watch him when he is outside. There are lists of plants that are harmful to pets, and you might have a few of them growing nearby and not know it. Dermasol is a good topical for healing. After a couple of days, if the swelling does not go down and/or your dog is in obvious discomfort, take him to the vet for a visit... better safe than sorry. Who knows what else he could have ingested while being by himself in a garden, and it could be pesticides and not the plants alone causing a reaction. ^_^
Tasha (in memory) answered on 8/28/13. Helpful? / 0