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My dog looks like a little swollen redness under belly and

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My dog looks like a little swollen redness under belly and face itching on face my vet says allergies she's never had this before. I have 5 all same bloodline the male is alergies are from fleas never has she done this it cropped up o. Thursday vet on Monday almost feels like she got into something. The have inside sleeping quarter very well taken credit of bennidril and antibiotic not working
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.
Hello. I would agree that this sounds like allergies. I typically start by trying Benadryl, like they did. Make sure you are giving the correct dose. The dose in dogs is 1-2 mg per lb body weight. It can be given every 6-8 hours, as needed. If that does not resolve the signs within 24-48 hours, then I would try adding a steroid to the treatment. If the signs still persist, then I would get a consultation with a veterinary dermatologist. They can do allergy testing to find out what she is allergic to. From there, they will usually make up an allergy serum to de-sensitize the the body to the allergens. This is called Immunotherapy.Here is a nice link on how Immunotherapy works:http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=2430 I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.
Hi Pete,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Pete Lista. How is everything going?

Dr. Gary

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