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My dog is taking .5 mg of Thyroxine 2X a day. I gave hime

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My dog is taking .5 mg of Thyroxine 2X a day. I gave hime a benadryl, 25mg, about 6 hours ago (with his thyroxine) can I give him prednisone as well? He has a terrible rash on his hind end and a little on his belly, the benadryl doesn't seem to be working and he has managed to take a lot of the fur off his bum. He weighs 46 pounds and is 11 years old.
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Hello, I'm Dr Gary. I've been practicing veterinary medicine since 2007. I look forward to helping with your questions/ concerns.

Yes, you can give Pred with Benadryl and Thyroxine. They are all safe to give together.

Just FYI, the actual dose of Benadryl in dogs is 1-2 mg per lb body weight every 6-8 hours. I would start this dog at 50 mg every 6 hours. You can go as high as 100 mg every 6 hours if needed.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.

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