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I am needing help and advice with a puppy who I am sure has

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Hello......I am needing help and advice with a puppy who I am sure has hives.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

So sorry to hear Skittles might have hives! Just to confirm you are doing a 1 mg/ pound dose of benadryl? Do you have any idea what the reaction is to?

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

If this is a reaction to something ingested or that bit her I would not advise tetracycline. There is no use for it in this scenario and in a young dog it can cause the adult teeth to erupt yellow which is non reversible

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

I am online another 20 minutes before exiting for the evening and hope you are not having any issues with the site...

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Actually I am having troubles
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

I apologize if that is the case, I was able to see "actually I am having troubles..."

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

You may want to refresh your page to see if that helps?

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

I can send the question to customer service if you like?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I just need help soon as she is miserable
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

You can double the benadryl if needed but unfortunately if the benadryl is not helping with the baths then the only treatment that will be effective is steroids so you may have to consider a veterinary er visit to get her comfortable

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Typically if 1 mg/ pound benadryl hasn't made a difference within 30-60 minutes then steroids are going to be warranted to control her symptoms

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Does this information make sense? Please let me know how else I can assist you both this evening...

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

I will be signing off in just a few more moments...

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Good evening I wanted to check in on you and Skittles after we spoke yesterday? Did the hives resolve? Did you have to go to a veterinary er? I would love an update when you are able...Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both today!

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