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Is 16 yo terrier mix with yeast itch problem.weighs 11

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Murphy is 16 yo terrier mix with yeast itch problem.weighs 11 pounds. He's been on atopica. Causes terrible sneezing, but scratching stops. Can I give him benedryl
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for requesting me. I am sorry to hear about Murphy's problems.

Yes, you can give him Benadryl: 12.5 mg, 2 to 3 times daily. Or, you can try Claritin, 2.5 mg once daily.

Other things that may help (every allergy case is different, and what works for one may not help the next): quercetin, anti oxidants, fish oil. Bathing in oatmeal shampoo. Prescription anti yeast shampoo containing ketoconazole.

There is a new prescription allergy medication called Apoquel that is helping many itchy dogs.

Let me know what else I can help with or answer. Rebecca

Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.

Can I help with anything else?

Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about Murphy. How is everything going?