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what is dose of prednisone for a dog that weighs 50 lbs

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what is dose of prednisone for a dog that weighs 50 lbs
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 6 years ago.
Hello there,

Have you already tried the dog on Benadryl?

Does the dog have access to fields or the woods?

Are there any scabs along the edges of the ears?

How long has this been going on?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
no I havent tried Benadryl. All I have are 25mg tabs. she does go to fields when I take her to the dog park not woods. there are n o s\cabs on her ears and this just started yesterday but she was very agitqated and scratching and chewing constantly
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 6 years ago.
The dog could have picked up scabies or sarcoptic mange if the itching is severe. It is very contagious and very itchy. Prednisone will make it worse. I would try 50 mg of Benadryl every 8 hours first. If the itch continues, an allergic reaction is less likely. Prednisone can be used in dogs, but I would have skin mites ruled out first so things don't get worse. We can't give out doses for prescription meds on this site but you can find the info you want on this site:
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