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Benadryl for dog allergies. Does it work and dosage?

I have a female Labrador that has seasonal allergies and during the spring scratches alot. She also loses hair on her back and behind the ears and skin looks irritated. We have treated her with a shot from the vet but it only works for a few weeks. So will 25mg of Benadryl help? Also and most importantly what kind of dosage of the 25mg should I use in a day for a 60-65lbs female lab.

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dogs sctratching ?

we took our beagle to the vet because he was rubbing his lower back all the time. he has allergies.we were told to give him benadryl,worked well for that problem.now he has some spots, maybe allergic reaction to medicine and hes biting himself and has tore out some hair on back end. is he allergic or maybe im not giving him enough benadryl ?i started with one pill went to two for the day. anything else to do ? he doesnt have fleas and is in great health and happy .

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We have a dog that has always eaten premium dog food that can only be bought at the pet store. We have made sure the ingredients are healthy and beneficial. Lately though, money has really gotten a lot tighter. My husband is a self employed contractor, and because of the economy…work has been slow. The last bag of dog food we purchased was Pedigree. Not premium…but not generic either. It has corn in it…which none of the food he has eaten has ever had. Is corn bad? Is “regular” dog food healthy? When, if, we switch to a “regular” dog food, do we have to stick with it, or can we just buy whatever is on sale? He is an active 7 year old Border Collie with no known allergies.

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We have a dog that has always eaten premium dog food that can only be bought at the pet store. We have made sure the ingredients are healthy and beneficial. Lately though, money has really gotten a lot tighter. My husband is a self employed contractor, and because of the economy…work has been slow. The last bag of dog food we purchased was Pedigree. Not premium…but not generic either. It has corn in it…which none of the food he has eaten has ever had. Is corn bad? Is “regular” dog food healthy? When, if, we switch to a “regular” dog food, do we have to stick with it, or can we just buy whatever is on sale? He is an active 7 year old Border Collie with no known allergies.

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My dog has skin problems?

i was petting my dog today and i saw this small part(size of a penny)near his elbow. there is not hair on the spot anymore and it looks kind of crusty. the skin color on that part has changed a little and is darker in color(looks a little rotten.) it doesnt look like the spot is itchy because my dog hasnt been trying to lick or scratch it.
Im not sure what kind of skin problem it is and if i should take him to the vet or treat him myself(if it’s not a really bad disease).
also, i have seen this spot on his snout once but it wasnt this big. it was just like a really really small dot so i havent really bothered to treat it and it seems like it healed itself because i havent seen the spot again. but now this one is bigger and im really concerned.
maybe this is an allergy my dog has?
oh and if this helps: i live in california and it is really hot and dry here
please help thanks.
my dog is only 2.5 years old though ://

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