So everything was normal this morning, Rocky had breakfast and i let him out, when he got back in, we noticed he was kind of freaking out, trying to scratch like if he got bit by something, we checked him didn't see anything, but he kept doing it, in a matter of seconds his belly got huge red bumps and he was just flipping out, i called the vet right away, and took him in, and yes he has hives, she said that he might have eating something or got bitten by an insect? and that's how it happened? they gave him 2 shots, Benadryl and Steroids i think, he's doing much better, but OMG it was just so sad to see him like that, here's a pic, and this one was 15 min after his shots so it gotten better in the pic, but it was way worse than that, now my question is, is this gonna happen often? and any of you know what could have caused this?
I had a Shar-Pei many years ago. One day, she was let outside and laid on an ant hill. She was a giant hive! She too had to get shots to calm it. Vet said allergy to ant bites. I spent so much time and money getting rid of those pesky little boogers so she could play in the yard. Benadryl was a must have for her. She lived 13 long years and I really think she sent me my Zoey so every little ant crunch was worth it
I wonder...if it is a reaction to something he ate, would he just have them on his belly? I would about bet my dilapidated farm that he was bitten by something. I treated my yard with a pooch friendly insect repellant when this happened to me. Poor Rocky. Hope he feels better soon! He is absolutely adorable by the way!
More than likely something bit him or he got into something outside that didn't agree with him, if nothing food related has not changed. Just keep Benadryl handy for the next time.
Have a Great Bully Day.
Member of The Bulldog Club of America, The Bulldog Club of Texas and French Bulldog Club of America.
Bully hugs from - BeBe, Hazel, Lucy Lu, JLO, Hillary, Henri & Katie
Thank you all so much for all the help, he's doing much better today!!!!
Yup that happens to Lily every once & awhile.
One time I let her outside and something bit her on her belly and oh boy did she have a reaction!
Had to take a trip to the ER vet.
But Benadryl does help alot. I always make sure I have plenty in the house at all time just in case!
Each of my dogs has had hives at least once and I never found out what caused it but like everyone says keep Benadryl handy. You never know what kind of insects are going to bite them. Flying or crawling. Food and treats are also culprits.
Wilson & BabyGirl
are they supposed to be gone soon? it's been more than 24 hours, they look better but not all gone! and the vet didn't give anything to apply to them, guess they would dissapear on their own? i'm still giving him benadryl tho as the vet told me to do for 3 days.