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Morning, I have a 10 year old mix breed, 100# He is licking

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Morning, I have a 10 year old mix breed, 100#
He is licking and straching We have been giving him Benedryl and have gone out to get him more. However his tail where he has been licking if very raw, What should I do to protect
this area until I get him to the vet? Also is Antihistamine the same as Benedryl?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Maureen Agius ***@******.***
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome Maureen. I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian & I would like to help you with your wee onetoday.

Since Benadryl is a type of antihistamine and there are many other antihistamines available, can you confirm you are actually using Benadryl/Diphenhydramine?

What dose of Benadryl/Diphenhydramine have you given him? How often?

Is it his tail base he is licking or further down the tail?