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1- The bumps came on quickly today, correct?
2- How much does she weigh?
3- Any other symptoms?
4- Any pre existing medical conditions?
5- Is she on any medications?
How much does she weigh?
Friend, as you have suspected I believe your dog is having an allergic reaction, the bumps you are seeing are called urticaria which is in response to the reaction. Starting her on Benadryl was a great idea. Keep her on Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 75mg every 12 hours for 3-5 days. So, I would give another 25mg pill. The dose for dogs is 1-2mg/lbs every 12 hours. If she is not better by the morning I would have her checked by your family veterinarian, she may need additional medication. If at any point she is having trouble breathing I would have her checked by ER vet.
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