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We don't use decongestants in dogs as they are easily toxic. What we do use, is anti-histamines. Benadryl is the most commonly used and best tolerated. The dose in dogs is 1-2 mg per lb body weight. It can be given every 6-8 hours, as needed.
Allergy testing with a dermatologist would be ideal to determine what he is allergic to and then immunotherapy treatment can be very helpful for chronic allergies.
I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.