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My French Bulldog woke up this morning with large sized

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Hi Doc, my French Bulldog woke up this morning with large sized welts all over her body. They don't seem to cause her pain when you touch them, however she does itch. I'm thinking allergic reaction but not sure what she would of gotten into around the home to cause this
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian & I would like to help you with your wee one today.

Based on your description, it does sound like Poppie has hives from an allergic reaction. In regards ***** ***** she could have gotten into this can be tricky. Especially since often it will be an insect sting or bite.

In this case, as long as she is breathing comfortably with nice pink gums, we can start her on an antihistamine to counter this. Most commonly we use Benadryl/Diphenhydramine (More Info/Dose @ If we are in the midst of an allergic reaction, then we'd tend to use a dose between 1-2 mg per pound of her body weight up to every 8 hours. This can often be enough to reduce that allergic reaction. Do be aware that this can cause drowsiness (just like people). And of course, this medication shouldn't be used if your wee one has any pre-existing conditions or is on any other medication without speaking to your vet first.

Finally, if you use this but she isn't settling in the next few hours or hives recur as this wears off, then we'd want to have her checked by her local vet. They can make sure the culprit isn't something she ate that would still be lurking and they can also use injectable steroids to block the reaction if need be.

All the best,

Dr. B.


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