Social Therapy Dog
Tonight my wife and I with Amber arrived home from our trip to Gaithersburg VA to visit with family for two days and a few hours after arriving home I took Amber out for an early evening walk. We finished the walk and I began to brush Amber out. When she rolled on to her back so I could brush her belly I found a LOT of swollen red bumps all OVER the inside of her rear legs, in a line going up her belly, BUNCHES almost on top of each other on the inside of her front legs where they meet the chest and then a few here and there on her back, rear end, neck and head. I gave her 3 benedryl(she's 83 lbs of muscle) and the benedryl were 25mgs each. I'm HOPING this is just a case of hives from something she encountered during our visit. Maybe something they used to clean the bamboo floors with, or an allergy to the little dog they have, or something she may have eaten as this morning before we left she threw up a little bit with a few pieces of artificial tree needles(the small ones), or maybe something that was on the street that splashed up on her fropm walking after it rained? I know Amber was pretty anxious when going to bed last night and was panting and pacing around our guest room for an hour before I could convince her to lay down and sleep(first time she has ever slept anywhere but at home) even though the whole time there otherwise she was comfortable. Could she get hives from being anxious? Maybe from the 3 hour drive(longest ride shes had so far). I have to say I'm slightly beside myself since the first thing I thought of was lymes disease due to having had at least 30 deer ticks on her at the end of summer during the last month of warm weather. The rash looks and feels like small red pustules under the skin, some seem to have a slightly clear "tip" to them and some seem to have "weeped", possibly from scratching at them. It reminds me of what poison ivy looks/feels like only with larger "bumps". It's 1am and if the rash is still there in the am I'll be going to the vet for sure. Just hoping it's something that will be gone by morning. She's never had anything like this before. Any ideas?