4 yr old mini schnauzer suddenly started scratching at her beard rubbing it on everything
by Linda Eason
Our baby girl yesterday afternoon started rubbing her beard and mouth on everything.....hasseling constantly......she ate last night but began just running around whinnying ,
She would lay down for a few minutes get up and rub her beard she lays her mouth in your hand wanting you to rub it. I have checked her mouth no sores gums look pink not red her teeth look fine. She has not slept more tha maybe ten minutes, she can't get settled, she is constantly moving. At 3am I finally gave her some children's Benadryl. She has finally settled down for a bit. What would make her suddenly act like this. Over the past 50 yrs we've been married we have owned three mini schnauzers and never had anything like this. We have been up all night with her. She has no temp. She just seems to be hot. I did notice her playing with something Thursday night thought it was some kind of tiny bug that got in the house but now I think it could have been a spider or something else that maybe bit her. Can a spider cause this? She does have food allergies and is highly allergic to ants she swelled really bad as a puppy when one bit her on the tummy. I would really appreciate any help or suggestions. It would be Monday before we can get to vet as it is fair time and vets are full today.
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