Relieving Itching for Dogs

We have four dogs. Two golden retrievers and two small poodles. My male retriever has a very bad sore on his left foot, on the top and on the side. We have been to the vet. He gave him an antibiotic and a head cone. It looked like it was gone so I took off the cone. Within a week it came right back.

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I clean it regularly with peroxide and a pain and itch relief medicine that goes right on the sore. It is not working, and now he has started to limp a little bit. We are going back to see the vet, but I thought I could get some medicine for him.

My mini poodle is a neutered male that is forever scratching something till it bleeds, usually on his neck, but elsewhere too. Does anyone know how much Benadryl to give to my little poodle who weighs about 25 lbs? Thank you.

Dee

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Relieving Itching for Dogs

Benadryl is 1 mg per pound every 12 hours. Also fish oil is great for them, hide the pill in a ball of moist food. Earthclinic.com has some remedies for pets there. too.

Our vet gave our German benadryl and fish oil capsules for his scratchy skin. You should see how much better his coat is now.

Here is the link for other otc meds for dogs and cats:

petcare.suite101.com (02/17/2009)

By Robyn Fed

Relieving Itching for Dogs

I give my lab mix unrefined, virgin coconut oil (VCO) daily with her meals. You want to give it by weight. Sadie is around 55 lbs and I give her 1Tbsp daily. It is easy to find the right amount for your pet (dog, cat, bird, horse) by typing it in Google. I am also going to start bathing her in it for skin, coat, and pest purposes. The VCO will "drown" fleas and chase out ticks. To feed, you simply spoon it out (it is a hard oil) and put it on food. To bathe, you must heat the jar to turn it to liquid, then pour over your animal like you would shampoo (not too hot though). Leave it on for a half-hour to an hour and then wash off. (02/18/2009)

By kayleen

Relieving Itching for Dogs

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I found a remedy that works on Peoples Pharmacy. My dog had a spot on the base of her tail that was getting raw, etc. Use 3 equal parts of baby oil, water, and Listerine (the name brand). Put it in a spray bottle and shake before each use. You can spray several times a day if necessary. It worked for me. (02/18/2009)

By Sue

Relieving Itching for Dogs

Try Wheatgrass, nature's medicine. There is a story in this book by the Sproutman.com "Wheatgrass Nature's Medicine" that describes a woman and trying everything even steroids (they quit working) until she finally tries wheatgrass as a last resort and it worked like a charm curing all. Good luck. (03/02/2009)

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