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My mini dachshunds face appears bumpy and she is

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my mini dachshunds face appears bumpy and she is hyperactive
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dachshund's name and age?
Customer: Cali 6.5 months
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Cali?
Customer: she it itching a lot - we just came back from the cottage today she is not fixed
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 10 months ago.

Welcome! Thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian and I will be assisting you today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- Did the lumps on the face come on quickly?

2- Do the bumps look like welts?

3- How much does she weigh?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
1. not quickly no
2. no they are small
3. around 8 lbsI'v given her a tiny bit of liquid benidryl
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 10 months ago.

1- Can you describe the appearance of the bumps?

2- How much benadryl did you give her?

3- How many milligrams of diphenhydramine per mls (see label)?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
the bumps are just small and raised in no real pattern
2.5 ml
6.25mg for every 5 ml
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 10 months ago.

1- Are the bumps below or above the skin?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 10 months ago.

How long has she had the bumps?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
20 mins
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 10 months ago.

Please give me a few minutes to type your answer. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 10 months ago.

Friend, what you are describing is likely related to an allergic reaction. You did right in starting her on Benadryl. The dose for her is 8mg every 12 hours. You need to increase the liquid to 6.5 mls every 12 hours. So, if you gave her 2.5 mls she needs an additional 4 mls. Keep her on the benadryl for the next 3-5 days. If at any point you notice difficulty breathing have her checked by ER veterinarian otherwise follow up with family veterinarian.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service - I hope I've provided the information you were seeking, if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 10 months ago.

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

Dr. Peter