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Poor little Sadie had an allergic reaction to who knows what yesterday. It started with three large hives on her nose yesterday evening that we figured would go away as it seemed it didnt bother her. We went to our plans last night and came home to her whole muzzle being swollen with three or four hives on her back. We went out to try to find benadryl but there are no 24-hour anythings in this darn town and all the convenience stores had none (shocker).


We woke up this morning to more hives on her back and an extremely swollen vulva. Off to the vet we went! They diagnosed her with an allergic reaction and gave her a shot of epinepherine, sent me home with some pain meds and an antihistamine/corticosteroid combination, as well as the cone of shame.

Poor baby girl is really hating her lady bits being so painful, shes been leaking a bit because it hurts to pee.

Anyway, I was curious if anyone had a similar experience and when it calmed down?
 

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My dog has allergies as well. She doesn't have the reaction in her "lady bits" region though. She has had prescription antihistamines and treatment for severe swelling (her face, head, neck and eyes - they swelled shut). She is allergic to catnip and easily reacts to vaccines.
What we do:
- She has a medical alert dog tag (off ebay) stating she has allergies and what they are. She wears this at all times.
- We keep benadryl liquid and tablets in the house at all times
- We keep pill pockets with the benadryl at all times
- We dose her with a fairly high dose (a full mg per pound instead of 1/2 mg per pound) at the first sign of any reaction and before all vaccines.
- No catnip in the house, ever.
- Her medications go with her to daycare and boarding. The staff is aware of her allergies and write it in bright red highlighter on her kennel card to dose her immediately for any swelling, eye redness and to call the vet immediately for any airway issues. I don't take them to the vet - if she spends time there - they have medications to give her and it is less to keep up with.
 
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