OK, I need some help with something I've never had to deal with before.
On Wednesday just gone, I gave the dogs a spot on flea treatment, and then about 3am on Thursday morning, Jack woke me up scratching and itching and just basically seemed uncomfortable. I came out into the lounge with him and noticed he'd broken out in hives/welts all over him. Not knowing what they were, I guess I over reacted slightly and took him to the 24 hour emergency vet to get him looked at (I guessed it was an allergic reaction, and didn't know how bad it could get). They gave him a shot of cortosone (sp?) and a shot of anti inflams, and the vet suggested it could be an insect bite, if it was the flea stuff she said she'd have expected it to come up sooner (I gave it to them about 8.30pm). $200 later, we came home and the hives seemed to go down without an issue.
All seemed fine, he's eating normally etc, until this morning, he woke me up scratching and rubbing at his face, and his face is now all swollen, I called our normal vet, and they told me to give him a Telfast tablet and made me an appointment for later on today. I have given him one, and he's sleeping at the moment, I'm just really worried.
Has anyone ever experienced anything like this before? Any ideas on what could be causing it?
Now for those who dont know, Jack is an 18 month old Lab x, he weighs 42kg, but is very lean and other than the normal stuff (vacc, microchip, desexing etc) he's never needed to go to the vet for anything, he's been very healthy.
Thanks in advance guys
This is my Jack, as you can see, he's not a fat dog or anything lol