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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- Are the bumps below or above the skin?
2- How long has this been going on?
3- Did the bumps come on quickly like in hours?
1- So they look like welts, correct?
2- How much does he weigh?
3- Is on any medications?
4- Any pre existing medical conditions?
Please give me a few minutes to type your answer. Thank you.
Friend, the bumps you are describing are consistent with a condition called "urticaria." Basically, the skin is reacting to an underlying allergy. So, he is having an allergic reaction either to something he came in contact in the environment or he ate. I would recommend you start him on Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25mg 3 tablets every 12 hours for the next 3-5 days. You can buy Benadryl over the counter in any pharmacy. If the bumps are not better by tomorrow I would have him checked by the family veterinarian for a hands on examination, he may need additional prescription medication not available over the counter.
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