Hives in dogs can be caused by infections, insect bites, other dogs, as well as stress and cold or heat. Hives are marked by a sudden appearance of itchy red welts that last for up to two weeks.
Hives can be present in dogs at any age, causing problems. It is important to know the causes and how to properly treat them. What causes hives in dogs?
What causes hives in dogs?
Hives, or urticaria, is a condition that causes red, swollen itchy patches on the skin. The patches are often a little darker than normal and may be surrounded by a pale area. They can also cause itching and are sometimes painful.
Hives are common in dogs and other animals, including humans.
There are many different types of hives, including:
-Allergic reactions to food or medications
-Skin infections such as mange or ringworm
-Blood disorders like leptospirosis (also called doggy distemper)
-Irritants such as insect bites
-Skin lesions that look like blisters or hives, and it’s often accompanied by itching.
How do I know if my dog has hives?
Your dog may have hives if he starts itching, scratching, or biting himself constantly. He may also have bumps on his skin that look like mosquito bites.
What should I do if my dog has hives?
If your dog has hives, call your vet immediately! They will probably want to examine him and run some tests to figure out what’s causing the problem.