Maggie’s had a history of allergies. Last year when she was three years old she broke out in hives three times. In all occurrences I rushed her to the vet but I wanted to be better prepared in the event it happens again so I thought I would do some research and share what I found out below.
If your Boston Terrier breaks out in hives and you want to know if its an emergency, it depends on the severity of the hives. If your dog is experiencing dramatic swelling around the throat go see the vet right away. Otherwise you safely treat your dog at home with Benadryl or Zyrtec. If the swelling goes down within 24 hours then there is no need to see your vet but if it doesn’t improve then go see your vet immediately.