Monica, just logged on and saw this post right away, hoping you are not freaking.
Let me warn you that his hives could worsen before getting better and if so, last
a week or so. This is exactly what happened to Brutus and yep...early am. And I
did freak, could barely type out my post, cried...it was awful. Fortunately, even
tho he hived up more & more, he never had breathing problems but did get itchier.
I put cortaid cream and rubbed on hives, calamine lotion will help too. Lukewarm
baths w/baking soda will help and final vinegar rinse. If he does get itchy, T-shirt
Unless he starts having breathing problems, I'd not take him to the Vet, they won't
do more than this but give a steroid shot if breathing difficulties occur. It sounds like
he got bit or was exposed to an environmental allergen (maybe a pesticide/weed killer
yard?). Let us know, Hun and I am praying that he doesn't hive more & it goes away
quickly...giant size HUGS for you!