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    Default Red rash and tiny hives after day at the park (photo).

    Hello!
    Hope all you guys and your furkids are doing well. Papaya is not so well today. We took him to the park this morning and when we got home I noticed red spots in his tummy and little hives in his back legs. I was so scared! I always clean him with baby wipes after a walk and after going to the park, he is a very clean puppy. I had seen some little spots before but not as many as today, I thought a mosquito bit him and they went away fast. Now, I don't know what to think, they are everywhere in his little tummy. He is not itching, he is not licking it, he doesn't care about them. I gave him Benadryl to see if they go away but nothing. Has any of your pugs had this problem before? Any advice on how to take care of it? I dont't even know what could be the cause of it, he eats grain free/ gluten free and is in very good health. Please any advice will be appreciated! Thank you!
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    Gosh I don't know but it looks like an allergic reaction to something to me. Do you think he could be allergic to the protein in his food? Anything different? Food/shampoo/detergent? I'm not much help. Someone w/more experience will have btr answers.
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    Hope he feels better soon and you get your answer. It's so scary sometimes when we don't know what the problem is.
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    Looks like an allergic reaction. Did the benadryl help?
    Any food changes recently, including treats or raiding the trash?
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    Looks like an allergic reaction. It may have been a grass or plant he walked in. Since you mentioned mosquitos make sure he is on heartworm prevention.
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    I, too, hope he's on heartworm prevention....

    I'd give the Benadryl every 8 hrs.....if it doesn't go away....in another day or so...see the vet. If it stays, next time, the reaction might be worse and you need to know what to do. You might need something stronger.

    He might also have been bitten by red ants.

    Hope he's feeling better soon!
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    Thanks for replying! No changes at all, he's been in Orijen Puppy for 2 months now. Same food, same treats, same detergent since he was 8 weeks old, same shampoo, same everything. So I really think it may be an allergic reaction to something in the park. Benadryl did not help, little hives and red spots are still there... Last night I cleaned the are with baby wipes, dried it and use an antiseptic wipe (mal-a-ket), same I use when he gets pimples in his chin, and it seems to have helped a bit, the red dots seem to be healing fast. Still, I don't want him to get this every time we go to the park, I've been doing some research, has anyone try Herbsmith Clear Allerqi? I don't want him on medication forever, maybe this is seasonal. I don't know... Thanks for your advise!

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