Red Itchy Mouth/Gums!!

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Give me a kiss!!
Barked: Sun Oct 12, '08 5:25pm PST 
About a week ago I noticed that Scout was scratching at his mouth... I took a look and saw that his gums and mouth was really red. He had been playing outside a lot that day, so I figured it was an ant or wasp bite, gave him some benadryl and he seemed better the next day. Today I noticed him scratching again, looked at his mouth and was terrified. His lips are red and look like they are cut/cracked. What could this be? He is eating and drinking fine, he is just stratching at his mouth... I will take him to the vet this week if it doesn't get better, but what do you guys think it could be?? shrug

Cairnattitude - My Way!!
Barked: Sun Oct 12, '08 6:00pm PST 
I don't have a clue, but I'd sure call the vet first thing in the morning and get him in to see what's going on.