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Re: Dogs and Poison Ivy

Subject: Re: Dogs and Poison Ivy
Author: Betsy D.
Date: 9/11/2003 10:34 pm
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Status: Approved
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Hi Allison -

Are you sure it's not something else causing the rash? Atopic dermatitis is not that uncommon in dogs. Nearly every reference I've read about the allergic contact dermatitis caused by contact with urushiol oil (the chemical in poison ivy plants) states that only humans (and one primate whose name escapes me) are susceptible. Here's a good reference on atopic dermatitis: Atopic Dermatitis in the Dog.

Dogs and Poison Ivy (Approved)Allison8/30/2003 10:05 pm
  Re: Dogs and Poison IvyBetsy D.9/11/2003 10:34 pm