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    Louie just recently went to the vet and it turns out he has a skin infection. He has some bumps on his neck so they had to shave his neck for the new anti-biotic he is on. We decided not to get him a cone to prevent him from scratching. For now we are trying socks on his feet. I was wondering if it would be safe to give him benadryl or some other form of antihistamine?
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    I'm going to say yes. If it's an allergy related skin issue I'm sort of surprised the vet didn't suggest it already. Unless the antibiotic already has some sort of antihistamine in it.

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    Awww! Poor baby! You need to post a pic for us! And yes, benadryl is a good idea
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    Poor goy! As long as the antibiotic doesnt include antihisimine, you can certainly give some.

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    I would check to make sure that the Benadryl isn't going to interfere with the antibiotic's effectiveness. There are things that do but I don't know if benadryl would be among them.

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    I have never heard of an antibiotic being affected by an antihistamine, but who knows cos I am not in the medical field!!! Yes, I would just call and check with your vet. We have given benadryl to Maggie and also our lab, Bear. If seemed to knock them out .. all they did was sleep!!! On the plus side they weren't itching either!!!!

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    I give benadryl to sarah but a whole one knocks her out as well so i only give her 1/2 in the am and 1/2 in the pm. Hope louie gets better soon.

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    Here is a picture of Louie's neck after the vet shaved it. His neck is looking a lot better and I think Louie is feeling better too.

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    Awww poor guy! His owie looks ow! May I say..WHAT is he sleeping in? oh ya..he's a bulldog..doesn't matter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJQuirk View Post
    Here is a picture of Louie's neck after the vet shaved it. His neck is looking a lot better and I think Louie is feeling better too.


    Poor Louie needs a bigger bed!

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    @cowsmom...every time I see Sarah in your avatar pic..I just have to laugh!

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    Oy, poor Louie! Glad he is feeling better

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