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My dog has itchy welts all over her body. These look like

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My dog has itchy welts all over her body. These look like hives or mosquito bites in humans. I believe it resulted from her rolling in some weeds this afternoon. I gave her a Benadryl, as her vet had said she could have them for allergies, and I gave her a warm bath. (Just barely warm) Is there anything else I can do for her? She is still scratching quite a bit and whining.

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How much does she weigh and how much benadryl did you give? Dr. Jenn

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I gave her 1 25mg capsule. She weighs about 30 pounds.
You can actually give her benadryl 25mg- 1 1/4 tablet every 8 hours--if this rash just started today she may need steroids to help calm the reaction before it progresses. You will have to see a vet for this-hopefully there is an emergency clinic in your area. There is really nothing else you can give over the counter, besides giving more benadryl.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Thanks so much for your help, I was afraid I was missing something I should do. There is no clinic in this area, but I intend to contact her regular vet in the morning. I have never seen this site before, but you have certainly eased my mind until I can take her in to be looked at. thanks again!
Good luck-be sure to monitor her breathing--(not to scare you) -sometimes allergic reactions can get bad enough that they can have serious effects, since you are giving the benadryl you should be ok , I just want to make you aware.
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