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#7132472 - 04/04/18 02:11 PM Allergies
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What do you give your labs for allergies? Sheís going crazy scratching and sneezing.
Thanks
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#7132719 - 04/04/18 05:42 PM Re: Allergies [Re: duckhunter55]
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Benadryl
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#7132765 - 04/04/18 06:31 PM Re: Allergies [Re: bobcat1]
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Originally Posted By: bobcat1
Benadryl
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#7133253 - 04/05/18 09:02 AM Re: Allergies [Re: bill oxner]
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Iíve tried that. I gave her half a pill twice a day for 5 days and didnít seem to help. Maybe i need to continue for a couple more days.
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#7133458 - 04/05/18 11:45 AM Re: Allergies [Re: duckhunter55]
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I was told by the vet to give 1mg per pound. So depending on your dogs weight you may haven't been giving enough to the dog.

My lab weighs about 75 lbs so I would be giving 3 pills twice a day. I doubt your lab weighs 13 lbs so I would try upping the dosage first.

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#7133506 - 04/05/18 12:54 PM Re: Allergies [Re: duckhunter55]
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Start with benadryl as mattyg said - 1mg/lb - most benadrly comes in 25mg tablets.

If benadryl doesn't work there are some pretty good allergy meds available...we used Apoquel for a while..made a big difference. Our labs allergies have settled down quite a bit so we're back to just giving benadryl when needed...which here lately it's been a lot - just that time of year.

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#7134000 - 04/05/18 09:39 PM Re: Allergies [Re: Cochise]
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Start with benadryl as mattyg said - 1mg/lb - most benadrly comes in 25mg tablets.

If benadryl doesn't work there are some pretty good allergy meds available...we used Apoquel for a while..made a big difference. Our labs allergies have settled down quite a bit so we're back to just giving benadryl when needed...which here lately it's been a lot - just that time of year.


Apoquel worked great for our dog that needed to clear up some skin allergies prior to getting surgery one time. Benadryl works great, and as the others have said, you probably werenít giving your dog enough. Itís a very safe drug for humans and dogs.
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#7134076 - 04/06/18 05:43 AM Re: Allergies [Re: duckhunter55]
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Thanks for all the help. Iíll up the dosage.
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#7134614 - 04/06/18 04:19 PM Re: Allergies [Re: duckhunter55]
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ask your vet about CYTOPOINT.......My English setter was same way I tried giving a bendaryll pill everyday for a few weeks, but that didn't help much. Took him to the vet they gave him a shot of "cytopoint"
cleared him up instantly, and didnt have any problems for about 6 months until the itching returned then had to take him in again for another shot and hes all better again within a day or two.
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#7134710 - 04/06/18 07:06 PM Re: Allergies [Re: duckhunter55]
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I started using Vetoquinol Care Triglycdride Omega small breed. One 600mg capsule per day on my JRT has made a big difference. I started using it 6 months ago now when what I was using Apoquel that was costing about $65/month. I have had the same results with Omega-3 capsules as I did with the Apoquel. The Omega-3 costs for are a bit less for a yearly amount vs the cost of Apoquel for a month.
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#7134907 - 04/06/18 10:50 PM Re: Allergies [Re: duckhunter55]
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Apoquel is a life saver. My Vizsla has horrible allergies and we tried everything. I give her a shot every two weeks to try and get her immune to the 20 or so different things she is allergic to. The apoquel has been the only thing that works short of steroids. Expensive though. realmad

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#7136425 - 04/09/18 08:00 AM Re: Allergies [Re: duckhunter55]
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what kind of dog food, this time of year, with all the outside crap going on the ingredients in dog food can also be a factor
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