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Our dog has been acting wierd

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive November 2006: Our dog has been acting wierd
By Bemerry84 on Monday, November 20, 2006 - 06:13 pm:

lately and can't figure out what is wrong. She seems to be looking for something in the air, I've seen this when she's after a fly but not when there's nothing there. She keeps licking at this spot on her leg and it's getting red also she's running the side of her body up against the couch. Any ideas?? We've given her a couple baths and still the same behavior.

By Tripletmom on Monday, November 20, 2006 - 06:47 pm:

Allergies?? My dog starts to rub himself against the furniture and licking at one spot continuously.It started 2 weeks ago.I started giving him Wal-mart's generic benadryl tablets at nighttime.He's alot better.I'm doing this from past experience though.If this is something new for your pooch I'd get her checked out from the vet before self diagnosing.I hope she's feeling better soon.

By Reds9298 on Monday, November 20, 2006 - 07:37 pm:

Shelby has a seasonal allergy and that's what she does. She licks her feet and inner legs raw unless I get med from the vet. It's a spray and it helps. She just gets it in August for whatever reason. I never tried the Benadryl though, although she also has a shot allergy and they use Benadryl for that. The spray is pretty messy.

By Ginny~moderator on Monday, November 20, 2006 - 08:15 pm:

Here's what my son Scott says. Scott, as I've said before, is a vet tech, and worked for several years at the University of Pennsylvania's Veterinary School animal hospital.

"Yeah, Benadryl for dogs is used, but I wouldn't dispense it without an Rx. But you'll need a Dx (diagnosis) before you get any drugs, right?
It could be an allergy. It could be an injury. It could be a fungus or a parasite, for all I know. Take the dog to a vet."

Scott also says that benadryl dosage, like most drugs, is calculated according to weight. And, benadryl can lower the blood pressure - dangerously so in the case of an overdose.

Please do take your dog to the vet.

By Bemerry84 on Monday, November 20, 2006 - 08:33 pm:

Thanks everyone, I'll make an appointment for the vet. We've never had to take her to the vet before because we get her shots at the township hall and have not had any problems. She has been sneezing alot lately too. We were beginning to think she is going crazy.

By Tripletmom on Monday, November 20, 2006 - 08:36 pm:

Ditto Ginny,the benadryl dose is figured out with the dogs weight.

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