Can You Help? My Dog Has Raised Bumps All Over Her Body. No Bugs Or Anything, They Are Bumps From Under Her Skin. I Called The Vet, And Was Told It Could Be An Allergic Reaction?... Any Advice? By The Way, She Is 1 Year Old, If It Makes A Difference.


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Anonymous answered
My dog recently had the same thing, it started with 2 big bumps on her back which were most likely a bite she got from the fleas I had found around the bites. Since I found a few fleas right below that I assumed they were flea bites. I went to the pet store and bought a cheap brand of flea care, they were by a brand called Zodiac and they were drops I put on her back which spread around to kill the fleas. Shortly after that she broke out in tons of itchy bumps all over her body. I guess cheap brands of flea meds just don't work for my dog. She was scratching and itching and chewing and scabbing her body all over. So to relieve her I gave her some Benadryl which stopped the itching and brought down the bumps a little bit, now she has a cone on her head and is completely miserable wanting to scratch and chew the scabs she has. The vet gave her some allergy pills and I'm now just waiting for this Zodiac flea control crap to get off her body so I can put on some vet recomended flea control. The Zodiac cost me about 12$ for 3 months worth and the stuff the vet recomends is about 150$ for 6 months and also controls ticks and heart worms ect.. So really be careful about what quality pet stuff you buy and to help the bumps try giving the dog some benadryl, apparently its totally safe and my dog is fine from it.
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Your dog might be having allergic reactions due to food, chemicals, medicines and insect bite. Affected dogs can have bumps on localized or all over body. Symptoms are

1. Bumps
2. Rashes on skin
3. Excessive scratching
4. Hair loss
5. Excessive breathing
6. Swelling of face
7. Smelly coat

Use of topical steroids and oral or shots of anti allergy medicines are recommended. But it will be more beneficial to take your dog to vet for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
Kirsten Granstrom Profile
It sounds like your dog has a bad case of allergies.

Grind up 1/3 - 2/3 cup of oatmeal in a blender or coffee grinder and pour it into a tub of warm water. Run your hand along the bottom to break up any clumps.

Gently bathe your dog for about 15-20 minutes in the water, then pat dry.
This should ease some of the symptoms for the time being, but you should call up your vet and ask for an appointment. They may be able to provide some allergy meds.
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Jessica Smith answered
You are describing urticaria, or hives.  This is a type I hypersensitivity reaction, that is, an immediate allergic reaction which is triggered by antibodies the animal's body has made to some substance it has been exposed to.  It is extremely itchy and usually presents as wheals and swelling around the face and neck.  Mild reactions will resolve by themselves but more severe reactions call for treatment.  It is usually treated with corticosteroids and/or antihistamines.
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All skin infections including bumps, hives etc require physical examination for treatment. Bumps on the skin of dogs can be lipomas, hematomas, abscess, hives, sebaceous cysts, warts, infected hair follicles and cancerous growths. Skin infections that your mentioning can be insect bites and allergy to many toxins. These allergic reactions can be to medicines, foods and chemicals etc. Affected dogs can develop sores bumps and rashes. Affected organs can be skin, lips, face, tongue and ears.  Symptoms can be bumps/rashes on skin, excessive scratching, hair loss, excessive breathing, swelling of face, smelly coat etc. Treatment depends upon underlying cause.  Inclusion of vitamin A and C in the diet can also help to reduce hives. But ideally, a visit to vet can be more helpful in the proper diagnosis of the problem and treatment.
cameron eichmann Profile
Can can definelty take her to the vet or  find some medication for her
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My dog has also come up in this with raised bumps that are rather large all over is body , they are not itchy but when I touch them he jumps so I believe they may be painful. Could any one tell me what this is as its easter sunday and te vets is not open ?

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Could be hives, an allergic reaction to something recently exposed to. Vaccine? Bee sting? Call the Vet you likely can give her Benadryl but the dose is based on weight. Any vaccine reactions need to be reported to the Vet asap, it can be severe enough to interfere with breathing.
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cheryl perez answered
It could be a few things. Call your vet and have your dog checked out. It's always better to be safe than sorry. If it was you having these symptoms you would go to the doctor for yourself.
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I can not recommend any treatment for your dog because many conditions can cause itchy bumps in dogs. These itchy bumps can be due to insect bites and allergy to many toxins. These allergic reactions can be due to medicines, foods and chemicals etc. Sores bumps and rashes can develop. Organs like skin, lips, face, tongue and ears can be affected. Itching can be severe. Dog can have symptoms like  bump and rashes on skin, excessive scratching, hair loss, excessive breathing, swelling of face, etc. So, ideally, you should take your dog to vet for differential diagnosis and treatment.
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My pitbull has a small black raised up cluster on his head and now on his back. He is not itchy or sick.

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