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I took Jake to the vet Friday with what we thought were ear problems and turned out to be allergy. Once home he suddenly broke out in hives- little tufts of fur standing up all over his head. He looked like he had leprosy- and my camera was missing to take a picture! Next my Samantha developed a totally different rash under her arms and chest. I put Gold's bond powder on and made it worse!! I switched to Aquaphor (which is messy) and she is looking much better... then I got home from work yesterday to find my daughter with hives all over her face!! What is going on! Where will the next spots arise and what can be done???
 

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Any new cleaning products, laundry detergent,air freshener, etc. being used? That's the first thing that comes to my mind-
 

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We've checked cleaning supplies (my daughter wouldn't dream of cleaning :( The vet thinks bermuda grass though we have not tested yet. I just need to clean and dust thoroughly and go from there- The house is newly built and we've not had ticks or fleas but will spray regardless to be safe.
 

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It says on your sig line that you are in West Texas. How far west? Are you near the fires at all - I was thinking perhaps it could be a allergic reaction to the smoke.
 

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I didn't think of the fires... We are a bit south- but that being said we could smell the smoke all weekend... My daughter was out in the air early Monday morning watching the meteor showers and broke out hours later-
 

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Could it be a reaction to insect stings or bites? Don't know how buggy it is there, but even up here in Nebraska, we've had wasps as early as a week and a half ago--they come out on the nice 60+ days then go back into hiding on cold days.
 
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I'm sorry but I have to laugh at the reverence to Gold Bond making things worse. My husband is a ballroom dance teacher and once after dancing for at least 20 hours straight, his upper thighs chaffed in a very sensitive area. His father ran out and bought him some Gold Bond and it burned him and made him much worse so that he literally couldn't walk for two days.

I know this has nothing to do with bassetts, but the post just made me remember that story and makes me wonder what is in gold bond that it seems not to work for stuff and I hope it didn't burn your pup.

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I wondered if the powder did burn her. It made her chest much more red- it's almost healed now- I think just chafing caused it... but then did find something like a little puncture mark so she may have been bitten and not allergies like the rest of my crew- I'm almost afraid to go home from work- Who knows what I'll find today!!
 

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Could be a sensitivity to the powder, I don't know much about dogs with this, but I know there are a limited number of lotions my boys and I can use--anything else leaves an irritation on our skin that resembles and feels like a scald! Don't know why a dog couldn't suffer the same!

Hope everyone is better real soon, tho, Wendy!
 
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I can't use Gold Bond powder either; haven't ever tried it on Ruby.

We have been giving Ruby benedryl for her itching so if it's an allergy, that'd be the way to go.
 
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