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My pitbull, female, has hive looking bumps all over her

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My pitbull, female, has...

My pitbull, female, has hive looking bumps all over her body. Not on her face, but everywhere else. Any suggestions?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?

Sydney. She's almost seven.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Sydney?

She has a history with this. In the past I have brought her in, and they have given her steroids or a Benadryl shot. It's just extremely costly. I was hoping there may be a remedy I could try at home.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Yes, you can administer an over the counter antihistamine such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl) dosed at 50 mg now and again at 8-12 hour intervals. In most cases these dogs will normalize within 36 hours unaided. You appear to be describing an urticarial reaction (hives and wheals) that arises due to hypersensitivity to a food, vaccination, envenomation, drug, or plant. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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