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    Lola woke us at 4am scratching. Got up with her and she is covered with hives, her eyes are really swollen, and her face is really red. It's driving her crazy. No new food, and we were home all day yesterday. Seriously there are probably a hundred bumps, some small and some nickel sized on her sides. Gave her two benadryl with no noticeable effect now 2 hours later. Will be taking her to the vet as soon as they open. Does this sound environmental? It happened so suddenly.

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    oooooo poor baby! I'm a newbie to the hive game so hopefully someone with far more experience will help you here. Last night, Bo had a bout of them and Bea did not - but I can't blame the new food (Avoderm Beef) just yet; I have them each a half cup of Acorn Squash Riosotto last night as a treat.... *ducks* I know! I know! Bad mommy........

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    when sarah has hives and a reaction like that it is usually not envirnomental. its something she has eaten or come in direct contact with. she had environmental hives not to long ago but it wasnt as extensive as you are describing. honestly its a matter of ruling things out. did you leave the windows open? did you turn the central heat on? did they get some new treats or people food? did you bathe in a new shampoo? did you put flea meds on? things like that. since you are taking it to the vet maybe ask about allergy testing. im getting sarah done soon. please keep us updated.

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    Vet opens in an hour and I'll be calling for an appt. She is sleeping now, but I don't see any improvement. Her eyes were almost swollen shut before she went to sleep. I still can't think of anything new. We did turn the heat on, but it was a few days ago.

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    im wondering if you can give another benadryl but it looks like a puppy so im not sure. gosh i hope they find out what it is. hives suck no matter what.

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    were there any onions in the risotto?? we always cook with onions and we have to be very careful of what we give our lola...

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    @korikelly im going to tag @desertskybulldogs she has much experience with bulldogs and pups. maybe she will know if you can give more benadryl or not till you go to the vet. how old is she?

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    @korikelly --- we have had sevral rounds of hives with Banks, and one was at 5 AM with her doing the same thing as Lola. Eyes swollen shut, scratching, bleeding from scratching the hives .... she is going to need a steroid shot to get it under control. We still never knew or know what gets her going, but it is all environmental as she is allergic to practically everything outside tress, grass, weeds, mold and even house fly!!

    Get the full screen blood allergy test done.... it will at least help you know what to avoid
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    @cowsmom... food can also cause the hives, of course, but Banks food allergies are nothing compared to her environmental -- here is a pic from 2009 where we think she touched a tree that she is a high on the allergic list (Alder)



    We took her to the emergency room - she got a shot of predizone and was breathing normal in a few minutes.
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    @2BullyMama holy cow. that looked like sarah when she got that food she is allergic to. ok i stand corrected can be environmental to. i was just thinking since they were just laying there in the house sleeping it was not environmental. well hopefully she will post soon and we will know something. also thats why i love this site you can teach something and learn something new to.

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    I would get her to the vet IMMEDIATELY. Wait at their door if you have to. She could swell up and close off her throat. GOO go gooooo gooo now!!! She needs a steriod!!!!


    Edit: I thought that pic of Banks was this bully, but even still. If they are swelling up that much and covered in hives it is dangerous for them. I would be on my way there and if they wont take you for an emergency, they will direct you to who can.
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    Hopefully this is all resolved by now. Very scary. My boston was covered in hives like that after she stepped on a bee (the vet was able to locate a stinger). I cried the whole way to the vet. Good luck!!

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