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Rudy's red feet are getting worse. The vet says it's due to allergies. We have given him Benadryl tablets and also cream but no better. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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Try Chlortrimeton tablets. IMO way better for skin issues than Benedryl. For my 80lb hound I give #2 4mg tablets 2-3 times a day. Just take note not to buy the tablets that have "D" in the label--just plain chlortrimeton. The generic works well.

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Have you had allergy tests done? I had a kitty with allergies that got progressively worse, we were doing steroid shots every few months and she was still covered in bald spots. When we did the allergy blood test we found out she was allergic to everything but trees. :huh Allergy shots did the trick for her, it was pricey but worth it.

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Try wiping his feet when he comes back in the house. :dunno

 

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Betsy had this problem last year. Benadryl didn't work, but Reactine did. Not sure what the brand name is in the US, but the generic is cetirizine hydrochloride. I think we used 5 mg 2X/day, but I'm not sure, so you should check the dosage with your vet.

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Keep a bucket of water outside the door and wash his feet off every time he goes outside. That will get the pollen and stuff off his feet. You may have to keep him on Benadryl all spring and summer. I give Gee 75 mg. twice a day during pollen season. If that doesn't work I up it to 100 mg. but no more than that.

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Thanks everyone for the great information. I don't think I am giving him enough. I give two 25 mg capsules once a day. I do wipe both pups feet with sensitive skin baby wipes when they come in the house.

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Thanks everyone for the great information. I don't think I am giving him enough. I give two 25 mg capsules once a day. I do wipe both pups feet with sensitive skin baby wipes when they come in the house.

 

Wayne has allergies pretty bad in the summer time, my vet has him on 100mg 3x a day and he weighs 74lbs.

According to my vet, Benadryl is most often under dosed and that's why we think it's not working.

The increased dose for Wayne had his allergies totally under control.

 

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Thanks everyone for the great information. I don't think I am giving him enough. I give two 25 mg capsules once a day. I do wipe both pups feet with sensitive skin baby wipes when they come in the house.

 

What if baby wipes are what he's allergic to?

 

They're meant for cleaning dirty baby butts, not dog paws! From what I understand, they're basically covered with baby oil, right?

 

I'd use a a soft cloth and water.


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Did this just start, or has he always had them?

 

Red feet could be an environmental allergy but could also be a food allergy.

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