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My name isJoan and I have been a Vet tech for 35 years. I would like to assist you with this problem.
Does your dog have seasonal allergies?
Was he outside before you cam home to the scratching and gnawing?
What Antihistamine did you give and how much?
Thank you for the information. This sounds like an inhaled o you mayr contact allergy and could even be a seasonal issue.
You can give her a bath in colloidal oatmeal which will help with the itching. Seasonal allergies have been horrible this year and affecting man and Pet.
We can try putting her on Benedryl 1-2 mgs every 6-8
hours for the itching. If this is a seasonal allergy issue
you may need to see the Vet for Apoquel or Atopica which are especially formulated prescription medication you can get from the Vet.
As far as the red inflammed area you can clean with a Diluted Betadine and water solution diluted to a dark tea color followed up with Neosporin on the area. you can do
this 4 times a day. Please reply to discsscus this and fir clariication.
I suggested the Oatmeal Bath which will help as well as 1-2 Mgs of Benedryl Per pound of body weight every 6-8 hours. Benedryl in generic form is Diphenhydromine. This will do the trick until you can get he in. I suggested the Apoquel and Atopica that are from the Vet which will help if these are seasonal allergies. Steroids are not good for the Kidneys..
Did you have further questions? I am here to help. Bebdryl comes in 25 mg tablets and capsules.
Can I assist you further? I gave instructions for Antihistamine, treament of red area and a special oatmeal bath to sooth the dog. If you need anything else let me know. I am here to help.
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