Awwww, poor CC . Maddi woke us up at about 2am once with hives exactly like this. The ER vet gave her some steroid shot (which my normal vet was pissed about - he hates steroid treatments for some reason) and prescribed children's benadryl. The benadryl worked fine.
Maddi was allergic to peanut butter, as it turns out. We gave her some in her Kong ball not knowing about her allergy.
Her nose got one last night she kinda looked like a bull terrier, I was thinkin I would have to take her to the em. vet(Hate to do that too much money) but this morning she is much better! still bumpy but not nearly as bad!
That's good that they're getting better. Our dog Spooky would get hives like that all over and they would last about a month. She would get them if she was ever near another dog and they had fleas. Of course the owners always said their dogs didn't have them. We ended up pretty much not ever letting other dogs come around, we couldn't take the chance. She would also get them from grass and certain weeds.
Chico gets those every once in a while but his are really itchy and drive him crazy! I give him the benadryl and if it doesn't go away in a couple of days, I take him in. I hate taking him to the vet also. I always give the benadryl a shot first. Good thing she is doing better!
she's all better from the hives anyway, now she has a lump on her head a scrape on her leg and a red line on her ear, she got her head stuch in an old wooden chair(a heavey one). I look over the chair went fling, she's yelping(after it landed) she limped for a min or two, but shook it off. I swear if it's not one thing it's another