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Can I give my dog Benadryl fir itchy skin and how much he…

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Can I give my dog Benadryl fir itchy skin and how much he weighs 35 lbs

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Rocky 5 mos

Veterinarian's Assistant: How old is Rocky?

5 months

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 6 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 6 months ago

Benadryl can be given for suspect allergies. If Rocky is on no other medication, he can receive 25-50mg of Benadryl every 8-12 hours as needed for itching. If the itching persists, I would urge you to see your vet to ensure other conditions do not exist such as ectoparasites.

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Checking in, JACustomer. How is your companion doing today?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
If he had the mites you can't see how do we treat him for it?
Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 6 months ago

The treatment depends on the type of mites he has. If he has sarcoptic mange mites, treatment like revolution can be used: http://animalpetdoctor.homestead.com/mange.html If he might have demodectic mange mites, these are treated differently: http://www.hungarovet.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/ivermectin.pdf often the treatment lasts for 3+ months with daily dosing until the fur returns and no mange bites are observed on a microscopic evaluation. In short, rocky needs a skin scrape to know what type of mites, he has. When in doubt, start with flea prevention like revolution that has multiple benefits.

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Checking in. How is Rocky doing today?

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