BoxerSue wrote: Pepcid AC (famotadine) is for tummy upset (non diarrhea). Give 10 mg (1 tab usually) about 20 minutes before a meal to control queasy tummy, gurgly tummy, etc.-- Edited by BoxerSue at 20:53, 2007-12-08
Pepcid AC (famotadine) is for tummy upset (non diarrhea). Give 10 mg (1 tab usually) about 20 minutes before a meal to control queasy tummy, gurgly tummy, etc.-- Edited by BoxerSue at 20:53, 2007-12-08
We are still fighting with hives on our 10 month old boxer pup. It started about a month ago. A trip to the emergency, benadryl and a steroid shot, plus benadryl for 3 days...a week later it started again. A trip to our vet, same treatment and a week later again but not as severe. He seems to be fine but we cannot figure it out. We have checked everything. Maybe his food. He has a sensitive stmach and when he was born, the breeder had him on the lwest Nutro. Of course, I slowly introduced the Nutro Holistic for large breen puppy and this was fine for 6 months. Our Vet has him on Purina EN. His stomach is fine but now the hives. Thinking about Nutro natural Choice. A woman told me this was great food for dogs, we were both at the mergency vet one night. Cypress doesn't seem to itch but it is hard not to feel bad for him when you pet him and can feel all the weird bumps. The Vet has given up but I won't until his soft silky coat is back. ThanksQ
Please !!! I would suggest that anyone that has a dog that has hives to have their vet to asperate one of the bumps, a very, very fine needle is used and the smear can be put on a slide and the vet uses a stain to see if Mast Cells are present Right in the Office, not a painful or expensive test.
I would like to talk to others that are experienceing or have experienced Mast Cell Tumors with your dog.
PLESE HELP LOVER OF BOXER DOGS HAVE 5 OF THEM, ONE OF THEM HIVE ALL OVER
Anonymous wrote:ANY HOUSE HOLD STUF FOR HIVES SUNDAY NIGHT I GO TO VET IN THE MORNING //
ANY HOUSE HOLD STUF FOR HIVES SUNDAY NIGHT I GO TO VET IN THE MORNING //
There can be so many causes for Hives. Remember, hives are not really the problem. They are the result of something wrong with your dog. It could be a bug bite or an allergy. It could be something they ingested.
Try Benedryl first. If that does not work, I suggest a trip to the vet.
i have an 8 mnth old puppy her name is mia and 2 days ago i noticed that she had a few hives around her nose and mouth area so i looked on the intrenet and called the vet and they all said benadryl so i tried and it seemed to work then got worse and her eyes swell up really bad, so we took her too the vet here and the guy looked at her eye and decided that she needed drops for her one eye and not the other. then almost right after i left there i noticed that her throat was swelling up so i called him back and they said that i should give her benadryl so i did. now we are here and it seems like her hives on her face are getting better but it also seems they are spredding. i hate to see her not as herself but she seems like she wants to play and she eats, drinks, goes to the bathroom good. the hives have not spread anywhere besides her face. she keeps looking at me like help me and i dont know what to do. the only thing that scares me is her throat is swollen still and it hasnt gone down for a day now. looking like i am going to have to take her back to the vet. please give your opinion???
as long as she is drinking water, and be sure to give the benadryl, ask your vet to give you some prednosone. should clear up in 2 days..good luck to you baby and let me know how she is, lexie
OMG your boxer's name was Booker T? lol my boxers name is Booker as well lol
How cool. It is a small world :)
My boxer when the used to get into the cat food would get hives all over! I would give them Benidryal as well!
My first Boxer used to get into the cat litter box. No hives....but EWW!
Oh yes...i had this happen to my Boxer sometime last night. Didn't notice any bumps until we woke up this morning. After a vet visit, shot and some antihistimines she's okay now. Very scary since i recently lost my 15 month old Boxer to an allergic/drug interaction. She was very scary to look at and i felt so bad because she was miserable. We also have no idea what caused this.
Oh my gosh!!! our boxer is currently going through a similar situation - terrible terrible hives!!! Had to take her to emergency vet and she was given a steriod injection and we were instructed to keep her on benadryl 50 mg. every 8 hours. We did so . . . following day the hives covered her entire body (poor baby) - back to ER vet (as this all happened on a weekend when our vet was closed). They gave her another injection, placed her on steroids, antibiotics, benadryl, and even provided us with a spray for her irritated skin. also took her off her dog food and are feeding her chicken and rice - we are finally seeing good results, but still medicated and need to re-incorporate doggie food.
thank you for your input . . . this is our first boxer and we just love her. actually read a post about acorns? well my red oak tree is producing acorns, sure wonder if she got one that fell off the tree. This weekend we begin reducing her meds and introducing her food . . . so far so good! Enjoy your weekend and thanks to all who provide information for boxers for those of us that are new to these lovable babies!!!!!
I don't know about Boxers being allergic to acorns. I suppose anything is possible but that would not be something I would think would typically cause an allergic reaction.
My 2 1/2 month old boxer pup must have either gotten a big bite or something in the back yard. He usually just does his potty and comesnright babk inside, so no prolonged stays out there. I saw the hives in the morning when he went out to potty. I was like what the heck. Then when he came inside he started acting weird in his crate and jumping up and down. I didn't know what to do, luckily it was about 7am and I called the vet. They have him a shot of Benadryl and told me to keep him on it for two days Twice a day. I also took pictures. We live in a wooded area so I think it was a spider bite. Damn spiders, they have gotten me a few times too while sleeping. I may have to call the Pest control company to come monthly.
My 4 year old boxer has had allergies all her life and has been tested to show what she is allergic to. We are very careful to keep known allergens out the house and to a minimum but over last 2 weeks she has had lots of episodes of hives when she goes outside. She can pop out in the garden for 30 seconds and come back in covered in them, all over her back and tummy. She is incredibly itchy and sore, but otherwise fine in herself. She has been on piriton for a week which seems to help calm the reaction but not clear it but had to rush her to the vets today for emergency steriod injection as the latest attack compromised her breathing. I cannot work out what causes these reactions to happen so quickly as soon as she goes outside. Could it be going from hot to cold that wakes up the reaction? I haven't tried benedryl so will def give this a go! Any help or advice would be wonderful
Benedryl can be a life saver for a Boxer. Try giving her 1 about 10 minutes or so before she goes outside. See if it lessens the reaction. The capsules are not very fact acting but they usually help.
IM THINKING RAG WEED OR SOME POLEN OUTSIDE,,MY DOG DOING THIS IN WINTER USUALLY ONLY WHEN RAGWWEED COUNT HI BUT MIGHT BE RAGWWED IN BACK YARD,,EVEN THOD DEAD CUZ WINTER,,,MY GOD HIVES TERRIBLE AND EYES SWELLED BEYOND BELIEF
Anonymous wrote:IM THINKING RAG WEED OR SOME POLEN OUTSIDE,,MY DOG DOING THIS IN WINTER USUALLY ONLY WHEN RAGWWEED COUNT HI BUT MIGHT BE RAGWWED IN BACK YARD,,EVEN THOD DEAD CUZ WINTER,,,MY GOD HIVES TERRIBLE AND EYES SWELLED BEYOND BELIEF WE MOVED,,,THATS WHY STILL THINK ITS RAGWEED SEEN WEED BACK YARD
WE MOVED,,,THATS WHY STILL THINK ITS RAGWEED SEEN WEED BACK YARD
USUALLY ALL UR DOGS OUTSIDE WHEN THIS HAPPENS,,I THINK ITS RAGWEED,,POLEN
Everyone is allergic to different types of things. And dogs are the same. What may make one react badly won't even affect another. When it comes to Boxers, you always want to keep some Benedryl in the house.