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We have a 7 year old Boston Terrier who all of a sudden got bumps all over her body and he

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We have a 7 year old Boston Terrier who all of a sudden got bumps all over her body and her muzzle and eyelids are swelling quite a bit. We live in texas. She hasn't left the yard so I know she hasn't been exposed to any new plants. What should we do?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 2 years ago.
Hello, I'm Dr. Deb. I'll do my best to help you today.
I'm so sorry for this problem with Baylee. It sounds as if she's having an anaphylaxtic reaction to something although quite often in these cases, we fail to identify what that "something" might be.
An excellent drug for this sort of problem would be over the counter, human Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) at a dose of 1 mg per pound of body weight twice a day, if necessary...although often only one dose is sufficient to resolve the problem.
Sedation can be seen as a side effect so this shouldn't concern you if she develops it.
I'd expect to see some improvement within several hours or a little sooner.
Some patients will require steroids before improvement is seen but the majority of them will respond to an anti-histamine.
If she's having any trouble breathing or appears in respiratory distress, then a vet visit would be prudent; otherwise, I'd give her Benadryl and monitor her.
I hope this helps and that you see improvement soon. Deb
Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 2 years ago.
Hello again,
I'm just following up on Baylee. How is she doing? Deb
Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 2 years ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about Baylee. How is everything going?

Dr. Deb