my staffy has had what seems to be an alergic reaction to something

Australia
October 22, 2006 1:58am CST
he has big red welts coming up all over his body and is starting to scatch them. he does not seem to be sick and is still playful and eats his food. The lumps have been there for a couple of hours now and dont seem to be going away or settling down. What can i do to help him and is this a potential danger to his health. thanks
5 responses
• Australia
22 Jun 08
my staffy comes up in a big rash on his belly & it turns out he's allergic to grass seeds...he gets real itchy too. Maybe try pinetarsol to help soothe the itch
12 Aug 07
my staffy comes up in lumps whenever she plays in brambles. i took her to the vets and he prescribed piriton, in the sam doses that you would give to a child of the same size - weight.
@mona123 (912)
• United States
22 Oct 06
If it's an allergic reaction, it may be harmful, or not. Watch for breathing abnormalities such as rapid or shallow breathing, or any wheezing sounds. Calamine lotion and other "anti-itch" (topcial) meds may ease the itch, but if it persists, a trip to the vet in is order. It may just be " hot spots" (though I doubt it), it may be a reaction to a new food, or a reaction to a plant or insect he/she came into contact with. In extreme cases, steroids may be needed to bring swelling down, etc. and anti-histamines can be prescribed/advised in case it ever happens again.
• Canada
22 Oct 06
If it's an allergic reaction, it may be harmful, or not. Watch for breathing abnormalities such as rapid or shallow breathing, or any wheezing sounds. Calamine lotion and other "anti-itch" (topcial) meds may ease the itch, but if it persists, a trip to the vet in is order. It may just be "hot spots" (though I doubt it), it may be a reaction to a new food, or a reaction to a plant or insect he/she came into contact with. In extreme cases, steroids may be needed to bring swelling down, etc. and anti-histamines can be prescribed/advised in case it ever happens again.
@nishdan01 (3055)
• Singapore
22 Oct 06
Do Aan allergy test after going to a dermatologist.