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Be careful at Merritt Island.

Postby patrick.carrington » Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:57 pm

When to Merritt Island this weekend and my dog came back to the house with little bumbs all over her :thumbsdown: I felt really bad for her. I gave her a bath and I still cant figure out what bit her. They look like chiggers but I think I can rule that out because they look ten times better today and are going away. The skeetters were real bad but she has no problem with those. I called a vet and made an appt. for her tommorw. Any one had this happen to there dog????
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Postby fl.redneck.duckhunter » Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:31 pm

Hey pat it is probably the skitters that bit her. cause they was really bad there.....i hope next time we go there we will have alot better luck than we did....
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Postby kg4yus » Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:18 pm

Crazy...
Like I said on the phone I got into something on Lk. George that had the same symptons... but I have to agree with what the vet said. "Microscopic" jellyfish plankton type thing.

They got some mind of "space" mosquito down at MINWR.
Sumbeetches are big enough to rape a turkey flat footed, not to mention they itch worse than any other mosquito in Florida
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Postby razorback36 » Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:25 pm

Hey pat i had those little bumps all over my hand this morning, Im sure it was from the skitters that i was slapping of my hands all morning yesterday. She will be fine. As long as she isnt have any allergic reaction i wouldnt wast your money taking her to the vet. Trust me.
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Postby patrick.carrington » Tue Jan 16, 2007 4:20 pm

She is ok. Vet said I don't need to bring her in if the bumps go away and they did. She is sure that it was the jelly's. She had a golden in a few weeks ago with the same thing and that dog is fine so I am not as worried anymore. She did say though that I need to deworm he form the skitters. She did real good this morning. Shot a ring at 60 yards(skybuster :yes: ) and she swam out around 80 to get. That was cool.
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Postby kg4yus » Tue Jan 16, 2007 4:36 pm

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Postby Swanyriver » Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:49 pm

Isnt Merritt island somewhat salty, if so it is probably sea lice which is the larvae of the thimble jellyfish( If my marine biology degree is still good). Used to get them when surfing, fishing and diving in the ocean.
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Postby patrick.carrington » Wed Jan 24, 2007 8:13 pm

Yep Merritt is pretty salty in some places. The vet was pretty sure that is what it was. Thanks for the info. At least in the future I well know what to expect :salude:
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