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Daisy is 20lbs and is a shihtzu that has allergies. Her

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Daisy is 20lbs and is a shihtzu that has allergies.
JA: I'm sure Daisy feels you are doing your best. What seems to be the problem with Daisy?
Customer: Her hives are really bad on her back and her ears. I was going to give her benedryl
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Daisy?
Customer: No she is healthy. She is eats well. She wants her walks. Everything about Daisy is still great. Her allergies have been worse this year.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

1) What strength of benadryl do you have?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I haven't bought any yet. I am waiting to hear what I can give her first if any.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

The tablets are the easiest. She can have up to 40mg (1-2mg/pound of body weight) every 8-12 hours. The tablets come in 12.5mg. I would avoid the liquid as many companies are using xylitol these days to sweeten it and that can be toxic to dogs.

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

Checking in, JACustomer. How is Daisy doing?