How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Bruce Your Own Question
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 1264
Experience:  over 13 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian
Type Your Dog Veterinary Question Here...
Dr. Bruce is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Since about 11:00 last evening my Bichon has been very hyper.

This answer was rated:

Since about 11:00 last evening my Bichon has been very hyper. Can't/won't sit or lie down, constant whining, rapid breathing, and scratching with back legs at areas on both sides of rib cage. No apparent bites or other problems in these areas. Vomited sometime last night as well. Most strange is that his tongue is a sort of bright cherry red. Symptoms remain this morning at 5:30 AM EST. Thank you,
John C. Benso

Hello, this is Dr. Bruce and I would like to help you with Nino.

I'm sorry to hear that he is acting so uncomfortable.

It sounds like he may be experiencing some sort of allergic reaction. You were correct to give an antianxiety medication and an antihistamine. I would go one step further if he is still acting this way. I would give another 25 mg of antihistamine.

Also, give him a bath in case whatever he is reacting to is still on his skin.

If this does not seem to help him, and the problem is continuing, then you will need to take him to the vet for evaluation.

I hope this helps and that Nino is feeling better very soon. If you have any follow up questions, please reply to this post and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Dr. Bruce and 2 other Dog Veterinary Specialists are ready to help you

I'm just following up on our conversation about Nino. How is everything going?

Dr. Bruce

Related Dog Veterinary Questions