Hello. I'd like to help. I'm sorry to hear that your dog is sneezing.
It's unusual for dogs to sneeze with allergies but you can try Claritin (loratidine) at 5mg per 25 pound dog once or twice daily.
Most of the time dogs with allergies lick and chew at their skin and get itchy ears. Dogs with a runny nose may be reacting to scented sprays or room air freshners or carpet sprays, or laundry detergents or clothes softners. They may also have a foreign body in their nose or an infected tooth root or a fungal or bacterial infection in their nose.
well she does the itching thing
So if the antihistamines don't help have her checked by her veterinarian.
andthe benadryl did help with the running/stuffy nose
Ok so maybe this is somewhat allergy related. She may be the unusual one. Why aren't you still using Benadryl if it helped?
i had been using chewable childrens tablets
and Im having a really hard time finding them again
Oh I see you can't find pills! You can use generic diphenhydramine too. No difference
and the liquid works, but i ran out of ways to trick her to finish it
ya, lol my little girl is special
Just make sure that they don't have anything else combined in like a decongestant.
ya makes sense
so she is 11 lbs
how much should i give her if im doing childrens claritin
So use 2.5mg of Loratidine.
k i'll see if that works. :) Thank you.
while im at it....
any suggestions for getting her to lick less?
she gives kisses and then some
Yes use oral omega-3 fatty acids too. Combined with the antihistamine they work better than either alone as they are an anti-inflammatory and will add moisture to her skin and hair coat.
Oh sorry I thought you meant licking herself!
lol well yes
but others too
Dogs that lick people are showing submission so it is really her way of telling you "you're boss" and I love you.
It's also a way for puppies to get attention from adults so ignoring her and walking away may help.
You aren't hurting her feelings that way but you also aren't giving her the attention she's likely asking for.
So although it will take awhile and may get worse before it gets better it should extinguish that behavior.
Just have to be consistent.
alright good to know
Very welcome. By the way I checked and Claritin children comes in 5mg dissolvable (chew) tablets so just give 1/2 of that.
:) I was just going to go looking for it. Thank you!
Again just make sure it's just Claritin, no decongestant or acetaminophen as that's toxic.
nope that should be it.
Have a great day!