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The Worst Thing Today

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LCW
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Postby LCW » Sun March 8th, 2009, 4:09 am

Angel has been having a severe allergic reaction to something. I have no idea what! Yesterday morning he was covered in hives and his face was swelling. Of course, I rushed him to the vet but had to take him again this morning as his hives got worse last night. He is supervised all the time or crated since he's not housebroken yet and there have been no changes in routine, no chemicals used, etc. It's a mystery. The poor guy has had four injections so far and is on Benadryl and Prednisone. He's so pumped with drugs and STILL has hives. I just hope this clears up! Last night was a sleepless night because the meds make him pee all the time. Tonight will be another one!!
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Postby SonjaMarie » Sun March 8th, 2009, 4:57 am

"LCW" wrote:Angel has been having a severe allergic reaction to something. I have no idea what! Yesterday morning he was covered in hives and his face was swelling. Of course, I rushed him to the vet but had to take him again this morning as his hives got worse last night. He is supervised all the time or crated since he's not housebroken yet and there have been no changes in routine, no chemicals used, etc. It's a mystery. The poor guy has had four injections so far and is on Benadryl and Prednisone. He's so pumped with drugs and STILL has hives. I just hope this clears up! Last night was a sleepless night because the meds make him pee all the time. Tonight will be another one!!


Oh no! Poor pup-pup! I hope he feels better soon! Sending good thoughts his and your way!

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Postby boswellbaxter » Sun March 8th, 2009, 5:15 am

"LCW" wrote:Angel has been having a severe allergic reaction to something. I have no idea what! Yesterday morning he was covered in hives and his face was swelling. Of course, I rushed him to the vet but had to take him again this morning as his hives got worse last night. He is supervised all the time or crated since he's not housebroken yet and there have been no changes in routine, no chemicals used, etc. It's a mystery. The poor guy has had four injections so far and is on Benadryl and Prednisone. He's so pumped with drugs and STILL has hives. I just hope this clears up! Last night was a sleepless night because the meds make him pee all the time. Tonight will be another one!!


Poor little guy! Maybe he has a food allergy?
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Postby Vanessa » Sun March 8th, 2009, 11:05 am

Poor Angel! It's not his bedding, is it, or what you wash it in? One of my dogs gets hives - I've found by using a non-biological washing powder, it has helped tremendously. I also have a special shampoo for him which the vet gave me. He does have problems with his ears, too, which unfortunately led to him being operated on and having his ear canal removed in one ear. He now hears only if he wants to!!! LOL. I think this is all allegy based, too.
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nona
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Postby nona » Sun March 8th, 2009, 12:57 pm

soak a towel in cold water and lay the towel across him where he has hives, I used to have a mare that every Spring would break out with hives for a week or two and we found that soaking her in the river and hosing her down would relieve her for a period of time, you might try that I know it won't be easy as pups don't sit still very long but you never know.

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LCW
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Postby LCW » Sun March 8th, 2009, 4:20 pm

It came on too fast for it to be a food allergy. Besides, he's on a raw diet which is known for minimizing allergies. Many dogs allergic to the cooked protein can handle the raw form. Maybe he got bit or stung by something?? Pit bulls are very stoic and don't show pain so maybe that's why I didn't notice. But he's doing much better today. After his dose of Prednisone last night his hives almost disapperared completely and have stayed away this morning. Last night, like Nona suggested, I bathed him in cool water and added some ground up oats to it as oats are known to be soothing on the skin. Then I washed him in a hypoallergenic organic oatmeal shampoo for dogs. Hopefully this and the prednisone pills will be the final kicker for whatever his little body is reacting to! Thanks so much for all the well wishes, everyone! I really appreciate it!
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pat
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Postby pat » Mon March 9th, 2009, 10:06 am

Poor little mite! Hope he is all better soon LCW.
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LCW
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Postby LCW » Mon March 9th, 2009, 4:58 pm

Thanks, Pat! He is much better today but the vet still wants him on the Prednisone. I'm just so glad that's over!!

Sweetpotatoboy, I'm so sorry about your Dad. Your family will be in my thoughts until we hear something. I"m hoping for good news for you, at least the best it can be!
Books to the ceiling,

Books to the sky,

My pile of books is a mile high.

How I love them! How I need them!

I'll have a long beard by the time I read them. --Arnold Lobel

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Postby Divia » Mon March 9th, 2009, 6:35 pm

I hear that my little hamlet wants to put in a water pipe for residents. Spiffy at the tune of 600 extra for taxes! :mad: I am so not amused. I live in the country for a reason. I understand that I wont have these things and I am fine with it. Oh I'm so mad right now its not even funny!
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Postby SonjaMarie » Tue March 10th, 2009, 12:25 am

I was trying to do a household survey with a survey company I'd done them for for many years now and my virus protector stopped me saying one of the pages was infected, so I had to give up :( I emailed the service to let them know.

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