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    DefaultBenadryl has worn off, hives back big time, what now??

    Buddy was fine all day, ate supper, etc. Now the lumps are back, and he's obviously stressed: panting and rubbing.... I hate seeing him like this! Gave him more Benadryl... doesn't seem to be kicking in as fast as last time, tho I think the cool bath is what really helped to begin with.

    How long does it take for this kind of thing to go away? It must've been stings of some sort.... right? What else could have caused the lumps & bumps? He's 4 years old and we've never had anything like this before!

    What do I do????

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    I'd be on my way to the e-vet.
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    I think I would be heading to the vet also. Please let us know how he is doing.

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    I agree also, I wouldn't be waiting out the night...right the the E-vet I would be going. Good Luck, you are in our thoughts.

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    E-vet for sure: injection of steroids, check the airway, and injectable benadryl at least.

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    I vote for E vet too. It does not take long for those hives to get REALLy bad and possibly block his airway.

    Quote Originally Posted by BuddyHsMom View Post
    How long does it take for this kind of thing to go away? It must've been stings of some sort.... right? What else could have caused the lumps & bumps? He's 4 years old and we've never had anything like this before!
    What do I do????
    My boy's hive reaction lasted forever even with injections of steroids, two courses of prednisone, benadryl, medicated shampoo and antibiotics. They just kept coming back.

    Here he was at his worst.

    And after first shot of IV steroids.


    They never figured out what caused it.
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    back from the vet, he gave Bud an epi shot and cortisone shot. The hives seem better, but he's still panting, tho that may be from the frantic 20 mile ride there and back, and just seeing the vet. I hope this takes care of it, but I am feeling really uneasy... thanks all for your concern.

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    Good thoughts he is better soon.

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    Glad you were able to get Buddy to the vet for those injections! Sending healing thoughts for your boy.
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    Monnie, this is exactly what happened with Theo. He was good overnight with the steroid shot, but we had to go in the next day for another shot and a prescription for three days (I think?) of oral steroids. Then they went away and never came back.

    Good luck with him. Seems like you poor guys can't catch a break lately.

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