Hi, I have posted on here a couple of times and I am having an issue with my pug having hives, the vet cant figure out what it is and I'm hoping to find someone who can give me advice.
About 6 months ago my pug, Cooper, started breaking out in hives everyday, when we brought him to the vet they said it was just summer allergies and had him on benadryl for a week and they stopped. Two weeks later the same thing started to happen, she said to start the benadryl again and keep him inside.
That worked for awhile and then about three months later it happened again. Vet said it could be a food allergy and put him on prescription food (he has been eating the same food since he was born), after about a week and a half on the food he was still getting hives so we stopped the food. We thought that it was fabreze because we would spray the chair he likes to sit on with it, we got rid of the chair and they subsided for another three months until today. He has an appointment Friday, but our vet is kind of stumped and so am I.
The ONLY thing that changed recently is we vacuumed the new chair we got him, and just like we used to vacuum his old chair, thinking it could be related we washed the cover of the chair, but the hives still came back when the benadryl wore off.
I hate to see him uncomfortable and I hate to give him medication that makes him drowsy, any advice would be appreciated greatly! Thank you.
What are you feeding?
Jackie,Mom to Robbie & Stacy my human children and Tinker my furkid.
Small bites by something??? He goes out to potty...something outside?? You might never know unless you go through more expensive allergy testing!!!
I had a pug that did that once.....and I bathed him in vinegar.....I don't remember white or apple cider...sorry!! It helped!!! I don't remember if I did benadryl or not...probably.......It was over 20 yrs ago!
Seeing you finding answers and your guys feeling better! Benadryl twice a day will not hurt him at all, but there might be something else you can do that a specialist would know.
Chairperson of PDCA Rescue Committee
Poor little guy, hope you find the problem soon.
Pug Mom to Roxie
Zoey (March 27, 2005 - February 23, 2015) and Eddie (October 2, 2010 - September 10, 2019) have moved on to the bridge
Just to rule things out, has your vet done a scrapping? Having said that, the fact that it comes and goes and can be subdued by benedryl...id lean toward allergies as well. They're terrible to deal with...I know. My home is scent free, I clean more than a surgical nurse, feeding HP food, supplementing feeding with probiotics and using chlorohexadine wipes after all walks has kept it to a dull roar. I need to make the dreaded appt to get her tested but, I know in my heart, it's environmental. I can't sequester her...I won't. Nor can we avoid the fact that we bring the outside, in, every time we go out and come back. Please keep us posted and I'll do the same, once I make the appt. the reason it's dreaded for me is that it's a 1.5 hour drive each way and a day off work. I have no vacation after the past year of surgeries and rehab with her. Take care!