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Dog Hives Treatment

by Penny Mayo
(Jena, Louisiana)

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This site has really helped me understand whats going on with our boxer. A year ago on New Years day, he had hives and was lethargic. We rushed him to the "animal ER" in a nearby city. He had gotten in to who knows what that he was allergic to and was toxic to him. After 3 days he came home.


Yesterday he started with the hives, but seemed okay other than swollen ears. I was glad to read that the ears, not the throat, like humans, swell when having an allergic reaction.

I started him on benedryl and it's helping. Since reading this website, I gave him a bath to get rid of the allergen.

Now to find the culprit.

.....Thanks.

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Jul 21, 2014
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bee sting?
by: Anonymous

My 2 year old lab/boxer Penny developed hives last night and we gave her children's benadryl right away, since being a new doggy mom, I freaked out. Didn't know if it was from some cake she got into that had lime filling, or if she got stung by a bee. Was a bit better in the morning but didn't start getting much better until I gave her some adult benadryl (hidden in doggie treats!). Of course now she's been scratching and her front legs are almost raw. I'll try that cool bath and some hydrocortisone cream and that might give her some relief.

Feb 14, 2013
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boxer with hives
by: Anonymous

My six year old boxer has hives. I have given her medicine but it doesn't seem to help. Please help.

Sep 15, 2012
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Boxer mix with hives
by: Barbara

Our Boxer mix Missy came down with hives today. After doing a lot of research on the matter, we found that Benadryl is the name of the cure! I've given her 2 25 mg pills within the last 6 hours, and the swelling has already gone down a lot! I read that it can be caused by a variety of things, one of them being rolling around in something they're allergic to. After thinking hard on that one, I did remember that she rolled in some straw for the very first time in her life last night. I'm guessing that's what must have caused it.

Aug 19, 2012
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i also have a boxer he just git hives all over his back
by: Anonymous

Doed anyone know how to help get rif of them or how he got them

Jul 11, 2012
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Stuffy has hives
by: Cass

My staffy also got hives both yesterday as well as 2nite. I have found the culprit, schmackos. It's really weird, she absolutely loves them & has never had a reaction before. I certainly won't be buying them anymore.

Jul 10, 2012
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Help
by: Anonymous

I'm 11 and my pitbull has hives what can we do the only thing we gave her that's new is her treats and those are mini steakz special blend

Dec 18, 2011
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Boxer with hives
by: Anonymous

My family and I also have a Boxer with hives and we have no idea whats causing them. I also give her benedryl and it seems to help,but I really want to know what the cause. I hope you find out what it is.

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