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Post  ocnside on 2/22/2012, 2:30 pm

Julian was near the fridge and the droor fell and there went the shrimp all over the floor, he started licking shrimp juice so I picked him up and gated him out of the room & called the vet immediately...she said give him 1/2 benadryl, that is what we are trying to do right now...advice plz.......anyone have a pug allergic to shrimp????
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Post  Saira on 2/22/2012, 2:35 pm

Is he allergic to shrimp? How many pounds is he? Generally benadryl is a very safe drug to give, but make sure it's the plain old benadryl. Watch for any signs of respiratory distress-trouble breathing, etc. Mine get benadryl nightly for allergies during some months.

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Post  Renee on 2/22/2012, 2:36 pm

I can't tell from your post, is he actually allergic to shrimp, or not?

If he just got the juice, and you are monitoring him... I think a benedryl will be fine, as long as he does not display any symptoms of anaphylactic shock, trouble breathing, etc.

You can put the benedryl in some lunch meat, or peanut butter to get the pill down.

If he is not allergic, then I think you may be over-reacting. He will likely be just fine.
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Post  ocnside on 2/22/2012, 2:38 pm

I do not know if he is allergic, he is allergic to chicken and beef, he blew up and passed out...I gave 1/2 benadryl like the vet said and he is being monitored right now
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Post  ocnside on 2/22/2012, 2:52 pm

He is 13lbs...1/2 benadryl given...no swelling its been almost 15 minutes...still monitoring...will keep doing that for a couple days...

I do tend to react to food allergies very seriously as I went through alot with Julian and chicken....

thanks for answering me quickly.
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Post  Saira on 2/22/2012, 2:57 pm

ocnside wrote:He is 13lbs...1/2 benadryl given...no swelling its been almost 15 minutes...still monitoring...will keep doing that for a couple days...

I do tend to react to food allergies very seriously as I went through alot with Julian and chicken....

thanks for answering me quickly.

Sounds like you are doing everything right!
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Post  Aussie Witch on 2/22/2012, 2:58 pm

If there was no immediate severe reaction I think you'll be safe, but the benadryl will certainly help ease anything not-too serious. I don't think it would help in anaphylaxis though. Maybe you need to see if he does have a serious allergy. Hope all is okay!
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Post  northernwitch on 2/22/2012, 3:53 pm

shell fish allergies are actually rare in dogs, but my pomeranian did have one. You're doing the right thing. If he had a severe allergy to shrimp, you'd know by now.
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Post  ocnside on 2/22/2012, 4:31 pm

I think we can rule out immediate reactions, unless the benadryl did the trick...Julian seems to be doing OK, I have not seen any breathing problems or any swelling...Thank God, they really are like babies...Thank you all for your responses, I appreciate it, this was my second stop after calling the vet :)

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Post  Maryjo on 2/22/2012, 4:34 pm

I am just seeing this, so NOW I understand the PM you sent.

I am glad everything is OK! I buy generic Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in the 25 mg 100-count bottles strength just in case.
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Post  Pugsaunt on 2/22/2012, 5:12 pm

It does sound like things are ok. Penny gets 25 mg of benadryl (I call it Pennydryl) twice a day, and it doesn't slow her down at all. It is a Good Thing to have on hand. I hide her pills in the Wellness 95% salmon, as she has learned to eat the cheese from around the pills and spit them out. Hugs to you and to Julian.
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Post  sallyandtilly on 2/22/2012, 6:40 pm

Sounds like he is going to be ok. Whew!
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Post  ocnside on 2/22/2012, 7:59 pm

Thank you all so much... There are some people you know you can count on and I knew it would be here.... How amazing where your heart is... I feel closer to so many virtual friends vs people in my community!!! I appreciate all the responses excited
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Post  Aussie Witch on 2/22/2012, 11:47 pm

That's the best thing about a forum full of people who HAVE a clue and are happy to help. Just glad everything is okay.
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Post  Pugsaunt on 2/23/2012, 5:03 pm

ocnside wrote:Thank you all so much... There are some people you know you can count on and I knew it would be here.... How amazing where your heart is... I feel closer to so many virtual friends vs people in my community!!! I appreciate all the responses
I know just what you mean, Melissa. I talk more about my pugfriends than I do my face-to-face friends, and I do feel closer to folk here than a lot of face-to-face people. I heart PA!
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