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my dogs fur is like blotchy or patchy today. hes a boxer with

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my dogs fur is like blotchy or patchy today. hes a boxer with short hair. it looks really strange like welts or something. any ideas?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Drew replied 8 years ago.
Is he itchy?

Is he losing any hair from these areas?

When did this begin -- was he outside, in the grass, etc??

Is he eating and drinking normally?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
he doesnt appear itchy. i just noticed it today. he has been outside in the grass. he hasnt ate or drank today. i am assuming it is some kind of alergic reaction. we were at a cookout yesterday and i think he ate some chocolate cake
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
his breathing doesnt appear normal eiether
Expert:  Dr. Drew replied 8 years ago.
If he is not eating or drinking, and has these bumps on his skin, and doesn't appear to be breathing normally, I really think you ought to take him to see a veterinarian today. That combination of symptoms could be caused by many different things, and I would feel most comfortable if you were to get him looked at today.

If it looks like just an allergic reaction, he can be given an injection of an antihistamine like benadryl, but if it seems that he's more ill than that, then he may need an x-ray or some bloodwork.

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