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    Hey there eveyone! I know this has probably already been discussed on here but Roxi's allergies are starting to get to her (more me though than her I think).

    She is scratching her ears/face and her eyes are red/watery and it seems like I am constantly drying her wrinkles because they are damp. She is eating Nature's Logic-Beef currently and has been doing great on it the last month or so and I'm almost positive it isn't a food allergy.

    Our area is EXTREMELY high in pollen right now!!!

    What do you all do for your bully's allergies?
    Do you give benadryl? If so how much? How often?
    Have any other solutions to seasonal allergies?

    I just don't want her to feel miserable because I know how I feel when
    I don't have my allergy meds!

    Thank you!

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    Hi@RoxiBear..I used benadryl just the other day when Jake got stung by a bee. Vet told me 1 Childs benadryl or 1/2 adult pill. She said every 12 hours..until swelling gone. I am sorry..I don't know what dosage would be for ongoing allergies..but you could safely start with this and I am sure someone here will know. Jake is almost 5 months old and weighs 27 lbs..for comparison in dosage..

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    Hello! Duke has allergies as well. We had him tested and he is allergic to wool and mold ( go figure? )... in any case we took him to a dermatologist who suggested Zyrtec vs. benadryl for Duke? he told us is will not dry his eye like the benadryl.. we give him double the adult dose ( per his instructions ) so he gets two tablets once every 24 hours as needed. It works well for him . He is 3 and 1/2 and weighs 55 pounds.

    we also give duke fish oil.. its called Aller-G if you google this you can purchase on amazon Aller G-3 Capsules by Vet Solutions
    this really helps with their coat , their immune system and the itchies

    Hope this helps. sorry I am unsure about the dosage for the benadry ( don't want to tell you the wrong thing )

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    Quote Originally Posted by BabyDuke View Post
    Hello! Duke has allergies as well. We had him tested and he is allergic to wool and mold ( go figure? )... in any case we took him to a dermatologist who suggested Zyrtec vs. benadryl for Duke? he told us is will not dry his eye like the benadryl.. we give him double the adult dose ( per his instructions ) so he gets two tablets once every 24 hours as needed. It works well for him . He is 3 and 1/2 and weighs 55 pounds.

    we also give duke fish oil.. its called Aller-G if you google this you can purchase on amazon Aller G-3 Capsules by Vet Solutions
    this really helps with their coat , their immune system and the itchies

    Hope this helps. sorry I am unsure about the dosage for the benadry ( don't want to tell you the wrong thing )
    Interesting. I might ask my vet about Zyrtec for Linus. His allergies have just been terrible lately - we have all the wildflowers blooming and it has also been windy so he's been very congested. I currently give Linus one Benadryl when his allergies flare up. He weighs 77 pounds and I give the same dose for my little one, Truman, who is 50 pounds.

    My vet said I can safely give 1 mg of Benadryl per 1 pound of body weight of the dog, every eight hours. One adult Benadryl is 25 mg but I usually just give one - though it's nearly impossible to overdose on Benadryl.

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    My vet prescribed Aller-Chlor for Wilson. Is it safe for long term use like Benadryl?
    Wilson & BabyGirl

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    When I was giving Lola Benadryl, it was 50mg twice a day. It didn't seem to do much for her itching though

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    Also, maybe try looking into Dinovite. I can't say for sure that it alone has helped Lola, but the combination we have her on now (raw meat patties, frozen veggies, dinovite, and salmon oil) has done wonders for her. She's not allergy free, but she's in much better shape these days.

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    There are five types of allergies which can affect bulldog.The most common symptom of allergy is itching. The dog may also cough, sneeze and wheeze due to a respiratory allergy. If the digestive system is is affected, it will lead to vomiting and diarrhea.When ever you find these symptoms then be aware these are symptoms of this allergy called itching.
    Last edited by kazzy220; 09-11-2011 at 04:13 PM.

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    My bully has had a runny nose and sneezing. We live in Texas, where all kind of allergies are around us. Trust me I know...Never had allergies till I moved to Texas and am on allergies meds almost all year long. From the posts here I see where Benadryl might help my Bevo. Thanks for the info

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