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Remedy for Dog With Dust Mite Allergies?

My Yorkie, Ziva has been tested at the vet and is allergic to dust mites of all things. Mainly she chews her feet; it has been suggested on website that she be given Benadryl; 1 mg per pound of her weight. I also read an article in a vet's magazine that said 1/4 teaspoon of coconut oil on her food might help. Does anyone have any views on this?

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January 31, 20170 found this helpful

I'm not convinced Benadryl is good for humans, let alone dogs.

One thing you can do in order to eliminate or curtail the problem is eliminate any carpets or old furniture you have. If this is not realistic, then just by vacuuming compulsively you will help the problem. YOu can also replace all your pet's bedding, or at least wash it in hot water once a month.

coconut oil and other oils do sound like a good idea, as is giving her foot baths. Also there are different products you can try, such as

www.homeopet.com/
earthbath.com/.../?filter_pa_animal-type%5B%5D=20

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February 5, 20170 found this helpful

I would never give anything to my dog without my vet's approval.

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