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My 4 year old female has been scratching her nose for the last couple of weeks. She finished taking Keflex about 3 weeks ago and is still itching. Last night she rubbed her nose against a rough wall until it bled. I washed her face off and she seemed to settle down. The only other changes she has had is switching to a low calorie dry dog food, but it is the same brand that she had eaten, just lower calorie. This evening she started to scratch at her nose again. Could I give her a small dose of benadryl until I can get her into see the Vet? I don't know what is causing her itching but it is getting more pronounced and seems to happen only in the evenings.

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Guest FrostyBottoms

It could be nose mites...neither of mine have ever had them, but i do have a friend whose greyhound had a hard time getting rid of them.

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Guest Swifthounds

Have you compared the original formula's ingredients to the ingredients n the new version? That might give you an answer.

 

If it's an allergic reaction, benadryl should help.

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Guest Energy11

You can give (2) 25 mg Benedryl or generic (*not allergy-sinus type though), every four to six hours as needed for allergic reaction. I, too, would compare the two foods. Maybe something is different in the lower calorie one.

 

Good Luck!

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I would give Benadryl just to see if it does indeed help. That will help narrow down whether it is an allergic reaction or not. Pay close attention to the before and after and try to keep all other possible causes at bay during that time.

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Guest columbus

Thanks for the quick replys. I am going to try the Benadryl tonight. The itching has been going on for awhile now, but only seems to occur in the evenings and has gotten worse the last couple of days. I hope it is not mites. I have another greyhound who likes to rub his face against me all the time. I have the feeling that if she has mites then maybe he does too. Will get to the vet soon. Thanks again.

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Maybe the new food has too little fat. You can add fish body oil to her diet for the omega-3 fatty acids. It's good for all skin issues.

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