Question by  davidl9999 (22)

Can dogs get poison ivy?

My dog has what looks like poison ivy.


Answer by  Nicole23 (18)

Dogs, like people Can get poison Ivy. Since Poison Ivy is a skin rash that is transferred through the oils of the Poison ivy plant, it is very possible for any animal to come in contact with the plant, possibly even ingest it which can cause severe respiratory problems.


Answer by  huskymama (8)

Dogs can get poison ivy, but their long hair and protective oils usually prevent it. Poison ivy CAN transfer to a human, so wash the dog with colloidal oatmeal shampoo.


Answer by  Mrscmrn (1449)

Dogs are usually protected by their fur from getting contact dermatitis from plants. It is however possible if the oils of the plants get under their coats or if you have a hairless or short haired dog. Dog though are susceptible to allergies as humans and this should be ruled out. Either way have your vet check your animal.


Answer by  vex (117)

Yes, dogs can get poison ivy on their skin just as humans can. It is easily treated, so just contact your vet for topical medication.


Answer by  brittany89 (56)

Dogs can get poison ivy and infect them if it gets passed through their fur to their skin. It can take a few months to heal because of all the scratching.


Answer by  katharine (3981)

Yes, if a dog comes in contact with poison ivy it can get a rash. Talk to your vet about the best way of treating it.

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