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Remington is a 4 year old boxer. He had a bad bout of ves

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Remington is a 4 year old boxer. He had a bad bout of hives about a month ago which responded well to intramuscular benadryl and a few days of prednisone. He keeps getting a rash now which doesn't look quite like the hives did, but seem to respond fairly well to benadryl. I haven't changed any foods, detergents etc... I'm trying to figure out what is going on! I don't know if its related or not but he's been extremely hungry since the whole thing started a month ago. drinking and peeing normally. energy maybe just a little less than usual, but not significantly so.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.


I am sorry to hear you are worried about Remington. My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.

If he has continued to have a rash that responds to Benadryl, he may have developed an allergy to something in his environment. Hives and rash are both forms of allergic reactions. It could be to insects bites or stings, his bedding, pollen or mold, etc.

An increased appetite can be from prednisone, but it sounds like he has not taken any for some time now. Hormone imbalances may also cause a change in appetite. Has he gained any weight with this increased appetite?

If he were mine, I would consider using flea control, even if no fleas are seen. I might do a needle biopsy of the rash to see what it looks like under a microscope, if it looks like an allergic rash, or a skin infection, or something else. Basic blood tests might be a good idea if his appetite continues to be abnormal.

This is where I would start. Let me know if I can help with or answer anything else.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.

How is Remington doing? I hope you were able to see what I wrote. Let me know if I can answer anything else.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.
Hi Joshua,

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