Scratching eyes. Non stop dog 10 months old. 2 days chicken. Kobe and he is 10 months old. Not that I can think of

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Customer: Scratching eyes
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What type of animal are we talking about?
Customer: non stop dog 10 months old
JA: When did you notice the dog had this eye issue? Any known allergies?
Customer: 2 days chicken
JA: And what's the dog's name and age?
Customer: Kobe and he is 10 months old
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: not that I can think of
Answered by BethGoforth,DVM in 3 mins 11 months ago
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Hello, this is Dr.Beth Goforth.  I will send a reply in about 30 minutes.

The first thing you should do is thiroughly flush his eyes with either eye wssh or tap water. It msy not help, but please do it in case there is something irritating in the eyes.

It is probably an allergy to either something in the environment or possibly to a food.. A skin parasite is also a possibility.

At home you can try giving Kobe Benedryl.  Benedryl is not always effective in dog allergies but it is safe and worth a try. Give one to two mg per pound body weight by mouth 2 or 3 times per day. Use tablets. The liquid tastes terrible..

If he is taking Nexgard,  Bravecto,  Simparica,  or  Credelio  for flea and tick preventions, then you do not have to worry about any   skin parasites..

If  Benedryl does not resolve 100% of the itching, I recommend you take him to your vet.  If medication for itching  and flea control pills do not work, then you may fnd he is allergic to more foods than just chicken.. This can be diagnosed by going food trial with hypoallergenic  prescription.

I hope this is helpful and that all goes well..

Beth Goforth,  DVM

Ok I will do all of those recommendations. He is on simparica
Thank you
Thought it was benedryl but ended up giving him a 10 mg of loratadine. Did I just overdose him?
It said allergy med
Gave him loratadine instead of Benedryl accidentally. I thought it was Benedryl. I gave him 10 mg. He weights 20 lbs. did I overdose him?
The box said allergy med
After the fact, I realized it wasn't Benedryl

I don't think so. Please tell me his weight and I will check.

20 lbs

Oh, i just saw he weighs 20 pounds. I wil check the dosage and get back to you.

Ok thank you
You gave him a little more thsn twice the upper recommended dose . You may see some side effects, but he will not threaten his life . Side effect could be sedation or it could be the opposite  which is hyperexcitability..  if this were my dog , i would not induce vomiting. I thinks he will be fine. 

By the way, loratadine is not as likely to help as is Benedryl.  Don't give sny Benedryl now..

Ugh I feel badly
Ok he is sleeping
Benedryl in the morning?
I will go to the store in the morning
Thank you very much
Don't feel bad. He will be fine. Sleeping is better that constantly rubbing his eyes. Yes. Benedryl in the morning is fine, especislly if the loratifine helps. It might be easier to go to your vet.
Ok thank you very much
You are very welcome!
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