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How much benadryl did you give and how much does he weigh?
My dog weighs about 65 pounds. I gave him two 25 mg capsules
What type of shampoo do you have?
I would increase that to 2 & 1/2 tablets every 6 to 8 hours
And use an oatmeal-based shampoo today and tomorrow with ten minute contact time before rinse in cool water
I used a human shampoo since we were at the beach when he was bitten.
A human shampoo can be harsh on a dog's skin. Can you purchase some oatmeal-shampoo still today?
Or a baby shampoo, like J&J?
Ideal is oatmeal-based
A good thing to have handy anyways
Probably not, Petsmart is probably closed. I do have Oatmeat. Can I make some kind of paste and mix it with bnably shampoo?
Grocery stores or even walgreen's usually has pet shampoos...
I don't think that will work, sorry!
OK I will check my local grocery store. Any thing else I can do for him? He does have problems with his skin anyway. and Gets hives if I use Frontline Plus.
Increase the benadryl, if petsmart is still open get a topical lotion for dogs as well and apply to the areas for ten minutes before wiping off so he doesn't lick it
Otherwise you can get a human cortisone cream and do the same thing
Just please make sure to wipe it off to ensure he doesn't ingest it
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