|Barked: Wed Jan 20, '10 12:48pm PST |
|Hi Sophie Rose,
As a Vet tech I would have to not recommend using hydrogen peroxide as a treatment for an allergic reaction, peroxide will not help in that area and it does not promote new cells, oh it does a bang up job at cleaning out lacerations but at the same time it destroys new cells, we only use it at the clinic to actually clean up blood on our scrubs, never on a wound.
Giving Benadryl is good if it is an allergic reactions, usually the dose is 1mg per lb every 4-6 hours. Do you have any cortisone cream you can apply to the welt, you shouldn't need it thought as the benadryl should take care of this.
Spider bites usually cause what looks like a round bump occasionally looking like a pimple (yuk, I hate that word) sometimes if it is a nasty enough spider bite the skin will break down and cause an open wound. We have seen a few brown recluse bites that took forever to heal, the entire area necrosed.
Even to the point that we had to do skin grafts.
If your pup has not showed signs of improvement soon than you should see your vet.
Best wishes and I do hope your pup feels better soon,
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