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Old 09-25-2010, 01:57 PM
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Default Gold Bond Medicated Powder & Benadryl for Itching/Licking/Allergy

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?
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Old 09-26-2010, 02:12 AM
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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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Old 09-26-2010, 08:54 AM
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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.

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Old 09-26-2010, 12:04 PM
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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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Old 09-26-2010, 01:33 PM
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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.
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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Old 09-27-2010, 09:02 AM
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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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Old 09-28-2010, 01:25 AM
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Thats the reason I didn't choose NB, just felt it didn't have enough protein.

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