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Wire Hair On Greyound Makes Me Itch


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Guest Dragonfly71

Hello, everyone. We have our third foster-baby with us this week. His name is Keywest Hillbilly and he came from a race track in Wisconsin. He is a two year old fawn, absolutely adorable. He has some hairs that are a bit more "wirey" than the rest - you can see them almost sparkle in the sunlight. My problem is, everytime I touch him, I get itchy bumps all over my hands/arms from this hairs that last about an hour or so. Is this common? I've never had a problem with my beloved Benson or any of the other fosters we've had. Any advice?

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Guest SillyDog

Yeah, I would suspect something on the hair, too. As long as you're not breaking out when you pet other greys, I don't see how you could be allergic to him. Try giving him a bath if you haven't already and see if it still happens. You'll probably also want to wash anything he lies on so he doesn't pick the irritant up again.

 

When I was a little kid,I used to get blisters under the skin on my hands when I'd run my hands through bird seed. I liked the feel of the seed....but I had to stop because of the itching. It was from the dust from the seed grains.

 

If that doesn't help....don't know what I'd do.

 

 

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Oh, and just something else to consider ... Sillydog reminded me of a guinea pig I used to have who brought me out in hives. He had cheyletiella - 'walking dandruff'. I'd used a flea bath for him in case he has that. It's a mite which lives on the skin. You could be reacting to the dander.

 

Here's a link:

 

Cheyletiella

 

Make sure you use a safe insecticide. No organophosphates for greyhounds. ;)

 

I hope it works!

 

 

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