My Dog Has Hives What Do I Do?

It started with a small bump. Then another. And another, and another … until your dog’s entire body was covered in them … Hives… your dog’s got hives! Why did this happen? What can you do to help? This article will explain everything you need to know about hives in dogs (and what caused them).

It started with a small bump. Then another. And another, and another … until your dog’s entire body was covered in them … Hives… your dog’s got hives! Why did this happen? What can you do to help? This article will explain everything you need to know about hives in dogs (and what caused them).

What are hives?

When you see the red bumps on your dog, you may think that he or she has hives. But before you freak out, let’s take a look at what hives are, how they affect dogs, and what to do if your pup gets them.

Hives are a skin rash that we can also see in people. They’re caused by an allergic reaction to something in the environment or food. Hives usually appear as round red spots that can be raised or flat. The spots can be up to 3 inches across and may join together to form larger areas of swelling.

What causes hives?

There are many triggers for hives, including insect stings, medications or vaccines, food allergies like gluten intolerance or lactose intolerance, stress-induced urticaria (hives due to emotional distress), autoimmune diseases such as lupus and vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels), infections such as canine distemper virus (CDV) and canine parvovirus (CPV), heartworm disease and cancer treatment side effects like chemotherapy drugs used against leukemia.

If your dog has hives, you may be wondering what to do.

Here are some tips:

1. First and foremost, don’t panic. If your dog has reacted to something, it’s important to stay calm. Your dog will pick up on your anxiety and become more anxious too.

2. Take a deep breath and try to relax as much as possible before approaching your dog or getting them examined by a vet.

3. Check with the vet first before treating your dog’s hives with any over-the-counter medication (such as Benadryl). It’s possible that the hives are caused by an allergic reaction and that treating them with something other than Benadryl could exacerbate the condition further or cause other problems for your pup!

4. Try giving your dog some Benadryl or another antihistamine medication if they’re having an allergic reaction. This should help reduce any swelling or discomfort that they’re feeling in their skin.

5. You should also try taking them for a walk outside so that they get some fresh air and exercise this will help calm their system down and hopefully reduce any inflammation from the hives themselves!

6. If these steps don’t work for your pooch, try contacting one of our professionals for more specific advice on how best to help them through this difficult time.”

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