How can I treat my dogs hives?
- Cold compresses over the hives or swollen areas to give relief from itching.
- Antihistamines, but only under the supervision of your vet.
Are hives on dog emergency? If you notice your pet having signs of a mild allergic reaction (facial swelling, skin hives, itchiness) you should seek veterinary care on an urgent basis. This means you should be seen that day, but you do not need to present through the emergency room (unless this is the only availability).
Do dog hives go away on their own? Hives in dogs often resolve on their own in a few hours. For severe or chronic cases, however, where the source of the irritant cannot be immediately removed, or the swelling is causing intense irritation to the dog, medications may be necessary.
How long do hives on dogs last? Dog hives are itchy, round welts that appear on a dog’s skin, causing the fur to stick up. They generally last up to one to two days and are usually caused by an allergic reaction to insect bites, although there are also several other possible causes.