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Old 12-11-2012, 02:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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We adopted Rascal Nov 2 from the pound someone had just let her out in the south part of town.
She has cherry eye.
We had her spayed Nov 7th.
The vet gave us predizone and Rascal is now on the taper part.
We took her off the Science Diet she was on at the pound and put her on IAMS chicken. We are now weaning her on to CostCo salmon and sweet potato.
My question is will generic Benedryl rubbed on her hot spots hurt her?
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Did the vet say why she has hot spots? She could have food allergies so be careful switching her food too much until you are sure which food might be causing her problems. The pet stores have remedies for hot spots that might work better than Benadryl. I try not to treat an allergy unless I know what the cause is. For example, Molly has allergies to grass pollen in the spring and i give her small doses of Benadryl to help with her itching.
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The vet was hoping for fleas really but we had fleas with our first dog, Lucy.
I found out the fleas love me too I have not had any problem since Rascal had been here.
The vet also said Beagles are prone to allergies too.
After this last food change, we will be keeping her on the same food.
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I am glad you are getting her off of the Science Diet, it tends to make beagles smell and their coats are not so great either. I add a vitamin E capsule to their food and it really helps with their coat for dryness and shedding.
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We just ruled out food allergies with our own beagle. Turns out, it's most likely environmental allergies. It presented like demodex mange...I know! Scary!...but that was ruled out. We currently have him on prescription royal canin and that is working great for him...expensive for us! But great for him. Now we're on prednisone to see if they clear up, if not, then allergy testing is the next step.


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It seems now that we've had Rascal another month, all the 'allergies' have gone away. She is only on dog food except when a rare piece of vegetable hits the floor then she cleans it up for us.
I spilled some carmel corn on the front porch when I neighbor brought over some Xmas goodies and she has managed to clean up those too.
The redness is entirely gone now. I think it was from stress.
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