Boxer to the Emergency Vet

Last Monday Astrid had a bump on her head, which progressed to a few hives...

We had been down this road before with Bodhi and figured that Astrid had gotten bitten by a bug like Bodhi did a couple years earlier ~ so we gave her some Benadryl.

Hive abated, came back, redose, abated, redose - all seemed AOK.

Tuesday Morning Astrid blew the doggy chunks of the century (on the carpet) and you could tell she just did not 'feel good'. After she tossed her cookies the hives were totally gone... So no more Benadryl.

That evening she got the squirts, blood red and mucus-like...I called the Emergency Vet and they said it'd be best to bring her in.

Dehydrated, IV hydration, an over night stay and $683 later she's better...The vet thinks it was a Spider bite - EEK! We've been finding MONSTER spiders all over the INSIDE of the house so it's quite possible...

She's all better now, and it was worth every penny :)

Alethea Anderson
The Boxer Blogger

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