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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My Chihuahua had some strange blister like bimps on the top

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My Chihuahua had some strange blister like bimps on the top of his head yesterday that looked abnormal. I was going to take him in but before my appt time they went away. Today hes acting sluggish and slow. My daughter says he acts depredded when im gone, what should i do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Only an urticarial reaction - hives/wheals - would come and go that quickly. Urticaria is a hypersensitivity reaction to envenomation, vaccines, food, drugs, insecticides, even environmental variables such as temperature and humidity. His feeling punky today suggests that the allergic reaction hasn't abated completely. I would continue to "watchful wait". These reactions usually abate within 36 hours. Think of what he could have gotten into or was treated with and let me know what you find.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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