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yikes, weird hives

Postby BabyReba » Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:34 pm

I got up today, and Tuck Tuck had a few weird bumps on his nose, which seemed to get a bit swollen as the morning wore on. They looked like hives, so I gave him a Benedryl and they disappeared. I stayed home with him from work till around noon to make sure he seemed OK, and he did, so I went to the office.

Got home tonight and the hives started making an appearance again, not quite so bad, but they are definitely there. He took another Benedryl a little while ago and he seems to be feeling fine, if a bit itchy.

I can't think of anything he's eaten out of the ordinary or anything he's been exposed to that'd cause this . . . do bug bites (like spider bites or something) cause these kinds of hives? They look like this, and they're on his ears as well, you can feel them there but you can't see them.

Two welts on side of jowl:
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Irregularly shaped bumps on nose
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Thoughts on these?

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Postby OlympianAB » Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:02 pm

ants?

i know Dewi gets bumps like that if he's been in the grass alot from the ants and other buggies out there...

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Postby Bevvvy » Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:12 pm

i have the same problem!!!

it usually after Kane plays in the grass, but yesterday, we took him to get his 3rd set of puppy shots, and he got it really bad, to where we had to go back to the vet and the vet injected him with benadryl.

Glad to know its not only Kane that this happens to, (but also sad that you're doggie has to go through it too) and i would also looove to know if theres an alternate way of ridding these hive-looking-like things...other than keeping him off grass, and downing him with pills everyday..

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Postby BabyReba » Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:16 am

i guess it's just allergy stuff then . . . and poor tucker was doing really well this morning, but as the morning wears on, more bumps come out.

so more benedryl for him. blah.

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Postby Maryellen » Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:21 am

could also be spiders.. poor Tucker.

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Postby bahamutt99 » Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:01 am

This is a sick Loki girl, after getting stung by a wasp. Started with swelling in one spot -- her mouth, evidently where she got stung -- and when that went away, the hives started popping up all over her body. The vet had to give her steroids to make it go away.

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Postby BabyReba » Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:24 am

lindsay, that's what tucker looks like now. :frown:

it started with his head and face, now his head and face are ok but the rest of his body is starting to break out.

ugh. one more day of this and if it doesn't disappear, we're gonna go to the vet.

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Postby Maryellen » Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:28 am

it could very well be a wasp sting like Bahamutt said.. i thought spider, but with his symptoms it could be wasp..

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Postby OlympianAB » Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:56 am

aww poor kid..

did you stay home w hm again?

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Postby Beowulf » Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:06 am

Beo looked like that when he got into an ant bed. But his face was much more swollen.

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Postby BabyReba » Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:29 am

OlympianAB wrote:aww poor kid..

did you stay home w hm again?


just stayed home till 11, to make sure the benedryl was giving him some relief before i left. rob will be home from his photo shoot around 12:30 to watch him for the rest of the afternoon. poor dog, he looks gross!

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Postby OlympianAB » Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:19 pm

aww poor kid..

hope he's feeloing better..

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Postby twindc23 » Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:24 pm

maybe a bath with some medicated itching shampoo might help?

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Postby concreterose » Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:09 pm

If you have some, try rubbing aloe vera gel over the hives. It usually works for Vicki when she gets hives after a couple applications, around 2-4 hours after I start applying it.

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Postby BabyReba » Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:11 pm

I actually have tons of aloe plants, so I can cut some fresh and try that--thanks!

For now, he's not developing more hives . . . many of them have gone down though I can still see that the skin is pinkish. So I'll put some aloe on and see if it helps--it may alleviate the itching at least.

Thanks for the tip!


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