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Have a 25 lb mixed doxie breed. she has been biting her paws

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hello. have a 25 lb...
hello. have a 25 lb mixed doxie breed. she has been biting her paws lately and her vet said she most likely has 'seasonal allergies'. he suggested to give her Benadryl but forgot to ask dosage. I purchased 'children's allergy relief ' the only ingredient is diphenhydramine HCI 12.5 mg. they are cherry flavor dissolving tablets. 1. is this ok and 2. should I give her one or two and 3. should she chew (they are chewable) or should I give to her with jelly or PB. thank you
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Stacy, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago
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Thank you for your question. My name is***** I have been a small animal veterinarian for 14 years and I'd like to help with your question.

Benadryl can be helpful in seasonal allergies, although I have found dogs often require something stronger. The dose of Benadryl or diphenhydramine is 1mg/pound. So a dog between 12 and 24 pounds gets 1 12.5mg tablet. You can give them in any why that she will take them. However, whenever I use flavored medication I look closely. Some flavored medication is sweetened with an artificial sweetener called xylitol. xylitol is toxic to dogs so double check your bottle.

I hope that helps, but if you have more questions please let me know.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Hello. thank you here is the back of the box...Active Ingredients: Diphenhydramine HCl 12.5 mg. Antihistamine. Inactive Ingredients cherry Flavor, D&C Red #27, Aluminum Lake, D&C Red #30 Aluminum Lake, Dextrates, Ethylcellulose Polymers, Magnesium Stearate, Mannitol, Polyethylene and Polypropylene Polymers, Stearic Acid, Sucralose
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Is mannitol and/or sucralose ok?
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Stacy, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

I don't see an xylitol there. It is usually very clearly listed if they put it in. The mannitol and sucralose are sugar alcohols and are fine.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Great. So should i give her 2 or 1? she is approx 25ish lbs..
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Stacy, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

If he is close to 25 pounds, he can have 2.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
She has never taken this before so I'm not sure how she'll do. As you can see I'm a worrisome mommy. :)
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Stacy, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

Best wishes!

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
They are flavored disolvables. should i just have her chew them? I'd also like to start her with one at first, will this do the trick or is it not going to help...I just want to make sure she can tolerate it...
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Stacy, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

My guess is she wont like them. I would try to put it in some peanut butter. I would start with one and see if it works, if not, try two next time.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Dissolve in mouth or chew before swallowing take every 4 to 6 hours. They are cherry flavored so she may like it. is it ok if she just chews as she won't just let it disolve ;)
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Stacy, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

It is okay if she chews them.... they work either way.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Got it!~ Ok thank you kindly...:) Have a nice evening. Regards ***** ***** and humid PA :)
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Stacy, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

I hope it works for you!

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