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Can I give my 13 lb doxie coricidin HBP cough and cold to

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can I give my 13 lb doxie coricidin HBP cough and cold to help with her itching and sneezing?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

I am so sorry no one has assisted you yet today. It would not be advised to give your dog this product because it has a high concentration of acetaminophen which is not advised in dogs due to the possible resulting liver issues

You can try claritin as an alternative to benadryl, 10 mg 1/4 tablet every 24 hours to see if that helps with the sneeze and the itch.

In addition:
- Sneeze the steam of the shower can help
- Itch using an oatmeal-based dog shampoo with ten minute contact time before rinsing
- Fish oil 1000 mg EPA & DHA daily to improve the health of the skin and coat but may take 2-4 weeks for full effect
- Ensure you are feeding a high quality organic diet with no by products which can exacerbate itching in a dog

I hope this information makes sense but please let me know how else I can assist you both today!

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Good morning, I wanted to check in on your little Daschund to see if my information was helpful at all and if her itching/ sneezing has subsided at all? I would love an update when you are able!

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both today!

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.
Hi Elizabeth,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Elizabeth Fultz. How is everything going?
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