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My dog will not stop scratching. I gave a bath still

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My dog will not stop scratching. I gave a bath still scratching, losing the badly
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your situation, and wanted to help.
Poor Gouda!
Now if he is scratching everywhere, you will need to make sure he is up to date on a good quality flea product and double check that he hasn't had any new food/diets that he could be allergic to. Otherwise, to give him some relief at the moment, I would suggest treating him with an antihistamine. Most commonly we will use Benadryl (Diphenhydramine; http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/diphenhydramine-benadryl)for situations like this. Dose-wise, we typically will give dogs 0.5-2 mg per pound of their body weight by mouth every 8-12 hours. Please note that we can see a bit of drowsiness with Benadryl administration and often will start with the lower end of the dose range. Of course, do double check with his vet before using this if he has any pre-existing health issues or is on any medication already. And if you find that he is just too severely itchy, then we'd need to speak to his vet about starting a short course of steroids to settle this for him.
Please take care,
Dr. B.
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hi Eric,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Gouda. How is everything going?
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