JennyBean

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I need some help with Farley.. Poor guy is such a low rider that his belly and pee pee touch the ground so easily..He has been having the belly in front of his pee pee being swollen, red and inflamed. I think it is from grass? He likes to go outside and bark at us when we do chicken chores.*lol*

He takes Benadryl each meal and I really don't think it helps anymore. I also will wipe the area with his facial wipes then put a topical cortisone on it and that helps give him some relief.

Will a shirt help him? And where do I get a shirt or do you just use a child T-Shirt? He needs a belly protector.*lol*

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Ugh poor baby… I've never used a t-shirt before, but it does make sense. I will tag some people that might have other ideas… we had a stray that was highly allergic to grass, and they had to put her on steroids for it but that was years ago.
 

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We do the shirt thing if hulk keeps scratching. He's a little over a year and only 43lbs. He wears a boys 5T lol dog clothes don't fit him in the neck/chest
 

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You could get some vet wrap (online or at horse supply/feed store) and put it around him when he is going to be outside. that would be tighter than a tee shirt-but yet not draggy like a tee. If you know vet wrap-it sticks to itself, and you can put a clean piece on each day-as he doesn't need it on in the house. Hope this helps!@JennyBean
just wrap it around and put it together on his back,firmly but not too tight.
I know it's not funny but "low rider" made me laugh! I can picture a vehicle..........
 

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Have you thought about trying Claritin or Zrytec ?
 
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Thank you for the ideas! He is 50 lbs and so Portly!:haha: I tried putting a small woman's T-shirt on him and he refuses to walk. It is too tight in the shoulders and neck.*lol* Poor guy. I couldn't help but laugh I must admit.. He was so annoyed with his tight shirt.

I haven't tried Claritin or Zyrtec
2BullyMamma
Do you know what dosage?

Vet tape that is a great idea too! I never thought of that idea.

I have tried doggy clothes at the Pet stores but they don't carry his shape..*LOL*
Sarah Elizabeth
Thanks for the sizing you use for your Hulk. This can give me a better idea of sizes he may try.
 
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Shoot.. I don't know how to Tag people.*lol*
 

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I haven't tried Claritin or Zyrtec Do you know what dosage?

I believe it is 1 pill per day [MENTION=7457]Blueberrys Mom[/MENTION] -- Ellie is that correct?
 

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For Claritin it's one 10mg unflavored pill per day for a bullie around 60lbs (not Claritin-D, just plain Claritin).
For a 50lb bulldog I'd ask your vet. Or you can buy the 5mg pills and give 1 and a half. I don't remember how much for Zyrtec [MENTION=9157]ddnene[/MENTION]

I use to put a t-shirt on Blue when his itching got bad to prevent him from scratching himself bloody. But I would just use my husbands Hanes under shirts, the short sleeved crew neck ones.
Here's a pic. Click pic for full size.
But now, I just wipe him down after each walk, including his face. I never even thought of it until [MENTION=2894]2BullyMama[/MENTION] mentioned that's what she does.

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ddnene

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I just gave Winston 1 Zyrtec a day, but he was a puppy… Zyrtec is really helpful for any eye allergies.
 
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@Blueberrrys Mom Thank you for your cute photo and Tshirt size. I'll try my husbands T-shirt until I find some vetwrap today.

Thanks @2BullyMomma for all your help!

I'll try out some claritin or zytec @2ddnene , I think I have some of those here on hand.
 

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