We woke up to Penny covered with hives. She had a pool party last night & we were outside for about an hour & a half in grass that was cut on Wednesday.
I've given her Benadryl & called the vet. They advised the same for 3-5 days & just to call if it gets worse.
Any other suggestions?? I feel so bad!
Did she swim in the pool? I dunno if the chlorine may irritate her skin. I would give her a bath to wash it off if you haven't. Hope she gets better with the benadryl.
Never dealt with hives personally. The benedryl should help tho, poor thing. Is she miserable and itching or does it just look bad?
I have been through this many times with my different bullies... Personally if the breathing is good and as long as the itching isn't crazy benadryl is fine 1 mg per lb of dog. However..... Many times I have had to go to the vet because the hives have spread like wildflowers and the itching became too much so I would go get 2 injections 1-Dexameth Phos and Diphenhydramine ( liquid benadryl) and back up but generally not necessary is Prednisone 5mg.. ( I generally do not give my dogs Prednisone only as a last resort.. Just my personal opinions and what has worked for me. I am not a vet and never claimed to be. Just a 23 yr bully owner veteran. Wendi
Dublin had a very serious bout of Hives. I will try to post a couple of photos of them. She has horrible seasonal allergies and this year because of the mild winter all sorts of pollens etc have come early and strong. She has breathing issues to make things worse so she ended up very sick. Just keep an eye on her breathing. Dublin is on Benydryll every day and we have to keep her on it. For the hives my Vet ( and she is great) advised Cortaid ( you can use the generic stuff) to put on the hives. Dublin swims in our pool nearly everyday ( we live in Florida) and never has an issue. It is defintitely the grasses and whatever is in the air. Their bellies are so close to the ground and this makes them more suseptible. Keep up the Benydrylll and use the cortaid. Let us know how she is doing.
That was unclear... She was playing in a kiddie pool we got her, so just water from the hose. Not an actual swimming pool.
She seems ok after the benadryl, a
Cool bath, & a change of bedding. Still the hives, but not as itchy!
Thanks everyone. I am worried about my baby!
@MissPennyLue Usko had this about a month ago. It came out of nowhere and cleared in two days. We gave him something like Benadryl and a tablet that is meant for snake bites. We never knew what caused it. In my opinion as long as he is breathing well, you have nothing to worry about.
She is breathing like normal & seems
Fine otherwise... Her belly is starting to clear up, thankfully! Poor thing! I'd be passed out from the Benadryl alone & she's unphased
Poor baby is definitely allergic to something. Cassie used to get them bad, her eyes would swell up and she was just miserable so we always had to take her to the vet. After much trial and error it was the laundry detergent that I had just switched to. Had to use a certain kind of hypo-allergenic. Hope it's just a one time thing for your baby.
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