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Middies are biting my recently clipped poodle what can I use…

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Middies are biting my...

Middies are biting my recently clipped poodle what can I use to ease the bites

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. What is the dog's name and age?

Midges are biting my 7 yr old poodle what can I use to ease the bites on her abdomen which has recently been shaved

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name?

Llita

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Llita?

No perfectly heakthy

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

You can use over the counter Benadryl to help with the bites and itching. The dose in dogs is 1-2 mg per lb body weight. It can be given every 6-8 hours, as needed.

I wouldn't put anything topically on these at this point. If the Benadryl is not helping, then a topical steroid spray may be helpful. We use one called Betagen in the hospital and that works pretty well.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.

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