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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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Our dog was just prescribed to take Enalapril 2.5 mg twice

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our dog was just prescribed to take Enalapril 2.5 mg twice a day Now she rolls around onher back,scratches alot and spins on her rear. She never did this before
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
While any drug might cause a hypersensitivity reaction such as you've described, enalapril's adverse effect profile in dogs is principally GI distress (anorexia, vomiting, diarrhea). Rashes, however, have been reported in humans. Simply stopping administration of the enalapril (under her vet's guidance!) will tell you if that drug is responsible for her pruritis (itchiness). Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.