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My affenpinscher us almost 10. Gas a weakened immune system

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My affenpinscher us almost 10. Gas a weakened immune system I know from everything he goes thru. Eye infection constanly. He is panting excessively, itching, not able to rest. Hot , chewing.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Sally G. replied 1 year ago.
Hello thank you for using this site to help you. The original expert you asked for is not available or has opted out of the question.
Benadryl can help with itching, bbut it should be given every 12 hours. It will not completely stop the itching though.
Sounds like Alphie can use some coconut oil to help with the scratching and the immune system. This can be found at a drug store. What I do is warm it up in the microwave and pour it over the food. It has helped my dog with the allergy problem and scratching greatly. You have to start off with a low dose in the begining because too much until the system gets used to it can cause diarrhea.
I will direct you to a link on dosing.
http://www.sitstay.com/blog/coconut-oil-for-dogs
there are natural remedies to boost the immune system and
they are probiotics
here is more on this http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2009/09/22/one-simple-step-to-radically-boost-your-pets-immune-system.aspx
you can find this on the Amazon site below
http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=complete+probiotics+for+pets&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=35511798570&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=12276239921883939527&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=e&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_7ifjey1bdw_e
Expert:  Sally G. replied 1 year ago.
Hi,

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

Sally G.