Ant bites on dog - what can I do?

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    By: Pet Vet El Segundo, CA

    Replied on 04/20/2011

    Ant bites on dogs can be serious, especially fire ants. We recommend seeing a Vet. To provide some immediate relief you should: 1. Make sure the ant biting has stopped by eliminating all ants and removing the dog from proximity of the ants. (Careful: spraying with water can cause the ants to dig in.) 2. Moisten cotton ball with ammonia and dab the ant bites (to relieve itch) 3. Wash the ant bites with antibacterial soap 4. Apply anti-itch cream and cold compresses to reduce itching and swelling

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