Q. My dog is having a reaction to a bug bite-very red almost purple around the bite with some small swelling. What signs should worry me?

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A. Swelling and color change can both be signs that something is wrong. You can give some benadryl (2mg per kg or about 1 mg per pound) to help with the swelling and irritation if she is having a reaction. If the swelling continues to worsen, or the purple coloration does not improve, then seeking veterinary care is best.

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