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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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Hey doc...keela is not as bumpy today I have been giving here

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hey doc...keela is not as bumpy today I have been giving here benedryl 50 mg q12h...she is retaining fluid her ears are hot and u can feel the extra fluid...not squishy tho solid but not supposed to be there...I do not know if she got bitten...I am in florida and the humidity has spiked in the past 2wks...she is a florida dog...she is also a hunting dog and I did pull quite a few ticks..smaqll and unattached off her last nite...the other 3 dogs had a few but nothing compared to kee
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
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Those ears represent angioedema of the pinnae (ear flaps) - another symptom of a hypersensitivity reaction. This responds better to a corticosteroid such as prednisone rather than an antihistamine such as Benadryl. While it's possible, ticks don't usually cause this kind of reaction. Keep me posted, please.