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Experience:  I am a dog and cat veterinarian with a lifetime of experience in our family veterinary hospital.
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My blue bully has horrible allergies. Can I put Benedryl gel

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Hello. My blue bully has horrible allergies. Can I put Benedryl gel on her?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Doc Sara replied 1 year ago.

Good evening - I'm Dr. Sara. I'm a licensed veterinarian who works exclusively with dogs and cats. Allergies are quite common, and we are seeing plenty of it at this time of year in my practice! To answer your question - yes, you can put benadryl gel or lotion on itchy areas - as long as they're not raw or ulcerated. Another option would be hydrocortisone lotions or sprays. There are also shampoos available over the counter with hydrocortisone or lidocaine to help with itching. A cool water bath can help some too, at least temporarily. Hopefully this should get her a little relief until you get in to your vet. What other questions can I answer for you?

~Dr. Sara

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you so much. This has been a great help.
Fay
Expert:  Doc Sara replied 1 year ago.

You are quite welcome :) Just let me know if I can help again.

Take care!

~Dr. Sara