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Keeps licking paws and sneezing, left eye looks cloudy

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4 year old male shih Tzu name Zuri

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

Zuri

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Zuri?

He is on eye drops after taking him to the emergency vet clinic

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Is Zuri licking the bottom of his paws or the tops?

Are the insides of his paw pads red?

Has he had issues with allergies before?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Licking or chewing on the paws is often due to allergies of some kind. If this just started then it may be environmental allergies. There are some topical therapies that we can try and some home remedies as well as some antihistamine therapies.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Epsom salt soaks twice a day for 7-10 minutes can help soothe the skin.

You can also give 1mg per pound of Benadryl every 8-12 hours as needed to help reduce the itching.

I also use a specific calm spray on my dog's feet ( my own dog suffers from allergies) and this spray really helps. Use it twice a day for the first week then use as needed

https://www.amazon.com/Douxo-Calm-Allergy-Microemulsion-6-8/dp/B00AY4YZKI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1513974787&sr=8-1&keywords=douxo+calm+spray​

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

You can use regular adult Benadryl and it may make him a little sleepy.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

There is also a medication called Apoquel that has been really helpful in managing cases like this if these remedies do not work, but it is a prescription so you will need to take Zuri to your regular veterinarian to see if they think he is a good candidate for it.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

The Benadryl should also help with the sneezing.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Good luck with Zuri let me know how he does.

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