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    After letting Josie go potty, I noticed she had dozens of round raised areas all over her body. She had no pain or itching. Bumps were not hard.
    Next day it appeared to fade, only to return worse. Her breathing became labored and very lethargic. It grew worse by the minutes.
    Visited our local vet. Gave her injection of benadryl and two hours later, all better. No hard breathing, no bumps, no nothing. On a 72 benadryl regimen. She is happy and back to her loveable self. Thank you God
    Causes could be many, bees, bugs, grasses, outdoor snacks
    I can sleep better now.

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    Thank god she is ok! You can add ants to the list as well. Do you have a paved patio area she can potty on? I would hate for her to have another reaction. Oh and whenever your heart rate returns to normal, we need pics of Josie. Lol
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    I never thought of ants. Vet said it is very difficult to find the source. Benadryl 25mg works wonders. Should use it again if any flare ups.
    Also checked ears. Clean as can be. Even her wet snarfling went away.

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    We live in the woods, so anything and everything is fair game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian1971 View Post
    I never thought of ants. Vet said it is very difficult to find the source. Benadryl 25mg works wonders. Should use it again if any flare ups.
    Also checked ears. Clean as can be. Even her wet snarfling went away.
    This has happened to me, and it's very scary… always keep benadryl on hand. Sometimes they can never tell what causes it…

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    Hi Christian, how scary, I'm so glad you took her to the vet, and she got some Benadryl. These guys are so sensitive and prone to allergies, and unfortunately we don't always know what causes the allergy. It can be anything environmental or food, or bug bites. Dozed got hives for 3 days two summers ago, and I never figured out what caused it, but he didn't have any trouble with his breathing. Benadryl helped and they cleared up. He's never had them again. I hope Josie is okay. It's always a good idea to have a little first aid kit with Benadryl, polysporin, gauze, witch hazel, tape, and such for the dogs, we keep one at home and one in the car.
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    Happy to hear that the "bumps" are subsiding. My dog , Martha loves to chase bugs. Last summer she chased a red wasp, and he stung her on the face. She became covered
    all over with hives and her face and mouth swelled I had some prednisone on hand and gave her one, and two benedryl. It took several hours before it took effect. She did not have breathing problems I am sure because I immediately gave the pred. and benedryl. I always keep prednisone on hand, as I know she is bound to get stung again!
    Since your dog had such a reaction, you might consider having some prednisone in the home, in case it happens again.
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    Glad to hear Josie is doing well. Jewel had a similar reaction and it turned out to be a flea and tick lawn product I used and watered into the ground. despite waiting 48 hours and a good dose of rain, Jewel had a reaction. Benadryl calmed the reaction down.

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    Benadryl is s staple for bulldogs. Have it on hand all times, I've had to use it twice, wasp bite, and fire ants - with Tyson. Also, just a tip, if he gets bit by fire ants or something that's really bothering them, baking soda & water mix, make a paste, that will alleviate the itching/burning almost instantly. It will be messy, bc when it dries it gets crusty, but just keep a towel nearby

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    So glad that she is doing better! Allergic reactions are scary. Once Frank was stung by a bee and I am so glad we noticed early and gave him benedryl because even with it, his face swelled up but went away quickly.
    Happiness is a warm bulldog!

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    I know your fear... Happen twice with Banks, her eyes closed and face was twice the normal size.... Never found out what caused it those two times.

    so glad she is ok and you got her to the vet quickly
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian1971 View Post
    We live in the woods, so anything and everything is fair game.
    Love that saying !!!!


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