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Removing Poison Ivy Oil from a Dog

How can I get poison ivy oils off my dogs without actually bathing them? I was hoping to be able to use something like the dog wipes, but can't find any that are for poison ivy/oak.

By Sandy B

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September 7, 20110 found this helpful

My step dad is a firefighter and he recommended for me when I got poison Ivy to use Hydrogen Peroxide or rubbing alcohol to try and dry the affected area. By drying it out, it helps get rid of the irritating oils. You can try that, although I'm not sure how it will work for dogs. Hope this helps :)

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June 26, 20170 found this helpful

I was just reading about using wipes and a vet recommended using rubbing alcohol on a towel. I am going to try that.

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