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Allergies!!

Discussion in 'Dog Health' started by Bowie2016, May 18, 2018.

  1. Bowie2016

    Bowie2016 New Member Registered

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    Hi everyone, so we are still no better off with the allergy situation and we feel we have thought of everything it could be so i just want to treat it now to keep bowie as comfy as possible. It must be horrible feeling itchy all the time!! We are going back to the vets again tomorrow, hes there every other week! Hes on apoquell at the minute but they arent working as well even though we are washing bowie regular as advised by vet to keep allergens down on his fur. Does anyone use the standard 10mg antihistamines for their dog. We were advised the 4mg ones by vet but bowie weighs 26kg ao not aure if thats high enough as other dog owners weve met just use the standard ones with their dogs who have allergies and dont seem to have all the problems weve had. Any info much appreciated x
     
  2. Violet Turner

    Violet Turner Well-Known Member Registered

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    What is your dog specifically allergic to?
     
  3. Bowie2016

    Bowie2016 New Member Registered

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    We dont know Violet. We have changed his food 4 times, binned a duck feather quilt and got a hypoallergenic one because he sleeps on the bed with us, he gets bathed alot as advised by vets. We juat dont know, everytime we think weve worked out what it is, it turns out not to be
     
  4. Violet Turner

    Violet Turner Well-Known Member Registered

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    So he is ichy? Has he got fleas?
     
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    JoanneF Well-Known Member Registered

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    Dogs metabolise antihistamines differently from humans so his weight isn't a direct factor for increasing dosage. I have antihistamines in my first aid kit for emergencies, I will check the dosage I have and post later.
     
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    You have mentioned that you have changed his food 4 times, have you considered a raw diet ?
     
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    I have the 4g portion.
     
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    Flobo Well-Known Member Registered Partner

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    ''Bites , Stings , Hives & Allergies -
    Piriton Tablets and Syrup, the syrup works much faster than tablets so always worth having in the cupboard , this product is safe to use and the tablets can be bought in bulk . Piriton is what your vet uses and has been tried and trusted for over 50 years so if while using Piriton your dog needs medical attention he knows exactly what ingredient's (Chlorphenamine maleate 4 mg. Other ingredients: Lactose, maize starch, yellow iron oxide (E172), magnesium stearate and water) he is dealing with . Cheaper own brands are available however the strength and type of the ingredients can differ and some are not suitable for dogs .
    Dosage 1 tablet twice a day 3 if required , 10ml of syrup = 1 4mg tablet , don't get caught out have some ready at all times xx
    Piriton for Dogs: The Correct Dosage and How Often?
    Piriton, used as an allergy remedy for your pet, is available in both tablet and liquid form. It is important to check with your vet not only in order to administer the correct dosage but also to check their will be no negative reactions with other medications.
    This is important with Piriton. The tablets usually come in 4mg which is equivalent to 10ml of the syrup. Proper dosage depends on a number of different factors including the size, weight and breed of your dog and the severity of the reaction. but in general, 1/2 a 4mg tablet or 5ml is prescribed for smaller breeds, while 1-2 tablets or 10-20ml of liquid can be administered to larger dogs.
    This dose can be given up to three times daily if required. While Piriton tablets for dogs can be used in the long term, it is advisable to use only until the condition clears up or, in the case of seasonal allergies, as long as is needed.
    - written by AnnaStrowger DaleChapman of BDR - Bulldog Rescue and Rehoming UK''

    My friend emailed me this info from the bulldog rescue page, it maybe of help. But I would still double check with your vet first as it says...;)
     
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    Just posted this in another thread but whilst we were finding the cause for Yianni's allergy we helped him with Essential dog dermal scratch spray and one of the reasons we added their brand to our site, all natural with no steroids as the vet was continually giving him steroids which can be bad for dogs in long term use. We would remove different things we thought might be causing it then stop using the spray to see if his itching disappeared until we eventually discovered he was allergic to chicken.

    Essential Dog Dermal Scratch Spray For Dogs
     
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