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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?
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)?
1- Are the bumps below or above the skin?
How long has she had the bumps?
Please give me a few minutes to type your answer. Thank you.
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.
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