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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My dog has swollen eyes and bumps on her back...we gave her

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Hi my dog has swollen eyes and bumps on her back...we gave her yogurt and pumpkin last night. Please advise what we should give her to prevent it getting worse.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Keiko she is 14 months
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Keiko?
Customer: She is not usually allergic to any medications...
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 months ago.

You've described an urticarial reaction - a hypersensitivity to envenomation, vaccination, a food, plant, drug, insecticide, and even envrionmental allergens. In most cases the angioedema (swollen eyes), hives and wheals (bumps) will abate unaided within 36 hours. You might hasten that occurring by dosing Keiko with an over the counter antihistamine such as diphenhydramine (Bendadryl) dosed at 1-2 mg/lb (maximum dose of 50 mg at any one time) and repeated in 12 hours if necessary. Severely affected dogs are best treated with intravenous prednisolone or dexamthasone - potent antihistaminic glucocorticosteroids.

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 months ago.

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