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My Maltese keeps biting his front paws and his tail. Can I

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give him Benadryl and how...
My Maltese keeps biting his front paws and his tail. Can I give him Benadryl and how much?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. What is the Maltese's name and age?
Customer: KoKo Monster will be 3 years old in July.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about July?
Customer: His name is*****
Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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You can. Dogs can receive 1-2mg/pound of body weight every 8-12 hours for itching. I, on the other hand, prefer Zyrtec for dogs with allergies. If you find the Benadryl doesn't yield the results you're looking for, try the Zyrtec. Dosing info here: http://cheyennewest.com/antihistamines-for-dogs-cats/

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