10-12-2016, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by lzrddr
as mentioned above, may not be diet related (and statistically, it is NOT diet related). Benadryl is a fairly wimpy and often useless drug in canines. When it works, that's great, but it is also rare. Most canine allergies do not respond to any antihistamines at all. You will probably have to try a different approach, though cleaning the feet regularly with a soothing shampoo is not a bad suggestion (though I would avoid 'scrubbing' the feet). If he is chewing to the point of bleeding, a temporary cone may be necessary while other meds can take effect (Apoquel, oral or topical cortisone, topical cleansing etc.).
By "scrubbing", I mean rubbing enough to be able to wash out allergens from the the skin and hair around the feet. You have to get through the hair to be sure you get all the way to the skin. Using finger tips (not nails) is plenty. That's how I bathe mine to get all the junk out all the way to the skin. It works well. No scrubbing pads, wire brushes or anything. Just to clarify....
And both bee pollen and spirulina are antihistamines that work well for dogs....
Last edited by naturalfeddogs; 10-12-2016 at 10:03 AM.