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Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. I am not set up to do phone calls but would be happy to answer any questions you do have online. If you get a request for a phone call, it is from the website and not myself. It sounds like he may be having an allergic reaction to something. The raised patches of fur sound like hives. It could be anything he ate, an insect bite/sting or even something growing/pollinating. I cannot rule out that there isn't something else going on internally, but if I was to treat for something initially without doing any testing, it would be for an allergic reaction. Benadryl is usually safe for dogs at 1 mg per lb of body weight (max of 100 mg) every 8-12 hours. The exception would be certain heart, lung, eye and prostate problems. That is always worth a try first. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.
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Hello. I was just following up to see how Griff is doing and to see if you have any further questions.