Gold Bond Medicated Powder & Benadryl for Itching/Licking/Allergy

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  1. Juicy

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    Is the Gold Bond safe to use on dogs?

    And what sort of Bendadryl and how much to give to a dog weighing usually from 17-19lbs?
     
  2. DanL

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    I use gold bond if one of mine is gnawing at a spot. It clears it up fast.
     
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    Benadryl comes in 25 mg tablets. Generally, the recommended dosage of Benadryl is 1mg per 1 lb of your dog's weight. It should only be given to your dog every 8 hours.
     
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    A pharmacist told me that Benedryl should be "a miligram* per kilogram." A kilogram is 2.2 lbs, so by that standard, you should give 8-9 miligrams, or roughly a third of a pill. Good luck with that! I'd just give a half every 8 hours.

    *sp?
     
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    Benadryl is actually 1mg/lb. A 50lb. dog would get two 25mg. tablets.
    Dogs can safely have 1-2mg. /lb for intense itching. Juicy your dog would be safe with a 25mg. tablet since a top dosage for him/her would be 40mg.

    As for the itching, it's best to get to the root of the problem rather than just treat symptoms.
     
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    Multiple vets have told me it's 1mg/1lb.
     
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    Thing is I don't know what it is thats causing him to lick excessively, not really much itching, but he licks and licks and it turns his white fur red from the salivia. And he doesn't have fleas and I don't think he's bored, I keep him pretty active, he usually just sleeps (he's 11), but he still licks his paws from time to time.

    I don't give him any corn, chicken, or grains. I use a hypoallergenic oatmeal shampoo to bathe him. He's on TOTW.

    Thanks everyone for the responses!
     
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    Licking, if it is not just one spot, is most frequently allergies. Unlike humans, in dogs allergies to pollen, dust mites, food or whatever will make a dog's skin itch. Frequent licking of paws is a common sign of allergies. Rubbing the muzzle on carpet, grass etc is another.

    Benadryl is a good thing to try since it can damp down the allergic response.

    I know a Golden Retriever who scratches and licks like mad in Sept and Oct but not the rest of the year. It is likely pollen from Rabbit Brush (looks like Sagebrush) which is everywhere and flowering now.
     
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    Natural Balance has worked well for us, we have been using the Venison/Sweet potato.
    Check the ingredients on your bag - NB is the only one (I know of) considered a true allergy free food because it has only ONE protein source.
     
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    Thats the reason I didn't choose NB, just felt it didn't have enough protein.

    TOTW:

    Ingredients
    Bison, lamb meal, chicken meal, egg product, sweet potatoes, peas, potatoes, canola oil, roasted bison, roasted venison, natural flavor, tomato pomace, ocean fish meal, salt, choline chloride, dried chicory root, tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries, yucca schidigera extract, dried fermentation products of Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei and Lactobacillus plantarum, dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, niacin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin D supplement, folic acid.
     
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    Well the problem is you cannot isolate the allergen with 4-5 protein sources.
    Dogs, it seems, have become increasingly allergic to chicken as they use it in everything.
    If you're interested in trying an elimination diet, try the NB and see if it reduces itching.
    If so, you're onto something.
    NB has been working fine for our allergy dogs but we don't do strenuous things, just day to day activities and playing, etc., but having one single protein has helped us nail down what they are and are not allergic to.
     
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    So it is possible when a dog is licking/scratching and nibbling without fleas or what appears to be dry skin it could be alergies?
     
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    Itchy skin is usually allergies, but here can be other causes.

    In dogs exposure to an allergen will usually result in itchy skin. Allergens include inhaled (eg pollen), insect bite, food and contact (eg grass). The first 3 are very common, contact allergies are less common.
     
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    inhalant allergies are more common than food allergies. i don't know where you live, juicy, but i'm in PA and it's primo allergy time for dogs right now.
     
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    Oops didn't see I contradicted myself by saying I don't feed him chicken, yet it has chicken meal in his dog food...thinking it was a bison formula I didn't care enough to look that it had chicken which is one of the first ingrident! :eek:

    What do you mean by stenuous things?

    I'll give a try NB dog food, I usually just feed the treats.
     
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    I live in South Florida.
     
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    I googled inhalent allergies and these are the areas where he has issues with as well ,except the ear infection. And as someone mention he does rub his muzzle on the side of the couches sometimes.

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    Also he still licks (haven't gotten the benadryl yet), should I stop using the Gold Bond because it contains zinc and he could be ingesting it?
     

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