Many of our pets are itchy, and often it can be related to allergies to pollens and things in the environment. These environmental allergies, called atopy, can sometimes be managed at home with washing and antihistamines. If your pets allergies seem to be seasonal, washing the feet and antihistamines may help.
The dose of Diphenhydramine is 1 mg per pound. So a 12 pound dog could take 12mg. If you have a 12.5 mg tablet, you could use that. If you have a liquid formula that is 12.5 mg per teaspoon, you could give 1 teaspoon. If it is not that simple, or if you are terrible at math, ask your veterinarian. If Benadryl and feet washing do not help, there are many other forms of treatment available, just talk to your veterinarian.
Here’s the link to the study feeding extra fat to drug-sniffing dogs. Our Pets in the News segment revealed a study that showed that less protein and more fat improved their sense of smell, and helped increase their exercise tolerance.
Listen to: Episode 11: Itchy Allergies, Benadryl Doses, and Protein Levels in Pet Food