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nanney1
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itching - came on fast

Post by nanney1 » Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:38 am

Just got a call from my son that one of my dogs had started itching and really scratching. He looked her over and didn't see any signs of fleas or flea dirt. She was fine yesterday, and this morning when I saw her, and now, a few hours later showing signs of itching.

I told him to give her a water bath and see if that will relieve the problem. I'm guessing she had a reaction to something and hopefully it can be rinsed off.

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Re: itching - came on fast

Post by ezzy333 » Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:38 am

Benadryl will help
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Re: itching - came on fast

Post by Sharon » Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:32 pm

TRue. Dose:

The standard dosage for oral Benadryl is 1 mg per pound of body weight, given 2-3 times a day. Most drug store diphenhydramine tablets are 25 mg, which is the size used for a 25 pound dog. Always double check the dosage before giving an over the counter medication
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Re: itching - came on fast

Post by nanney1 » Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:55 pm

I've held off on the Benadryl for now. Water rinse seemed to alleviate the problem. I've been home for a few hours and haven't witnessed any scratching or licking.

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